“It’s been a ground breaking year for sport and we’re thrilled to have been able to offer teams the opportunity to train here at Stoke Mandeville.”
Paralympians who trained at Stoke Mandeville Stadium in preparation for the London 2012 Paralympic Games won a staggering 41 medals in total. Stoke Mandeville is the spiritual birthplace of the Paralympic Movement, having begun with an archery competition in 1948.
“It’s been a ground breaking year for sport and we’re thrilled to have been able to offer teams the opportunity to train here at Stoke Mandeville,” said Ian Seabrook, Business Development Manager at Stoke Mandeville Stadium.
Teams and athletes opted to train at the stadium to make use of its fantastic facilities, the high level of equipment and quality service. Out of the 41 medal winners, members of ParalympicsGB won 26 and overseas teams won 15 in total, including athletes from Azerbaijan, Finland, Iceland, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
“I’m very proud of my team’s success in the London 2012 Paralympic Games,” said Kimmo Mustonen, Chef de Mission of NPC Finland. “In total, the athletes that trained at Stoke Mandeville Stadium finished with two gold medals, one bronze and three fourth finishes which is a fantastic sign for Rio 2016.”