August 6th, 2012 |
Are You Going To The Windmill To Meet An Olympian?
Have you been inspired by the diving deeds of Tom Daley and Team GB? Rochford District Council is offering you the opportunity to come and meet local resident and former Olympic diver, Ann Pearce (nee Long), who competed for Great Britain in three Olympic Games and only just missed out on a medal!
On Wednesday 8th August between 10am-1pm, Ann will be at the Rayleigh Windmill sharing her experiences of competing at the very highest level and talking about what it takes to represent your country at the Olympics.
The special event takes place a few days ahead of Tom Daley’s last chance to win a medal at London 2012 and, having competed at the Olympics in Helsinki 1952, Melbourne 1956 and Rome 1960, Ann knows exactly what the pressures are of standing on the board ready to dive for your country….
If you can’t get to see her, you can listen to her here:
“I’m been to the Olympic site several times, and it’s absolutely marvellous…”