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Commonwealth Games stars welcomed back to Teesside

25 April 2018 @TeesUniNews

 

Teesside University marked the homecoming of two of its Commonwealth Games stars with a celebration on campus.

Jade Jones-Hall, a final-year law student, and Harry Tanfield, who is studying for a master’s in civil and structural engineering, have just returned to Teesside after representing their country at the games in Australia.

Both won places on the podium after impressive performances. Jade, 22, claimed gold for England in the para-triathlon after a dominant display and went on to achieve bronze in the women’s T54 marathon.

Harry, 23, won silver for England in the men’s individual time trial, finishing 30 seconds behind Australia’s Cameron Mayer.

They were formally congratulated by Professor Mark Simpson, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching), in front of a crowd of staff and students in The Gym on the University campus.

Jade is no stranger to international competitions having competed at the Paralympic Games in 2012 and 2016. At this year’s Commonwealth Games she had the honour of being closing ceremony flag-bearer for Team England.

Although they have only recently arrived home, there is no rest for the pair as Jade went straight on to race in the London Marathon and Harry is preparing for the Klondike Grand Prix cycle road race on 29 April.

Both Jade and Harry are members of the University’s elite athlete scheme and they received support from Sport and Wellbeing in the run up to the games.

The scheme provides access to state-of-the-art equipment and expertise to athletes at international level or with exceptional international potential. It provides a comprehensive support package individually tailored to meet the needs of the individual.

Athletes can access academic and sports science support such as physiological and biomechanical assessment, monitoring of training loads, strength and conditioning, physiotherapy and sports psychology support.


In the News

Commonwealth Games stars welcomed back to Teesside
North East Chamber of Commerce, online, 02/05/2018
Teesside University celebrates the return of two of its stars of the Commonwealth Games, Jade Jones-Hall and Harry Tanfield.


Teesside University celebrates homecoming of two Commonwealth medallists
Northern Echo, online, 26/04/2018, North East Connected, online, 27/04/2018
A North-East university has celebrated the homecoming of two of its Commonwealth heroes who won medals Down Under.


Commonwealth Games stars welcomed back to Teesside
ITV News Tyne Tees, 18:19, 25/04/2018, BBC News Look North (North East & Cumbria), 18:49, 24/04/2018
Teesside University welcomes Jade Jones-Hall and Harry Tanfield back to campus following their Commonwealth Games success.


Commonwealth Games stars welcomed back to Teesside
Love Middlesbrough, online, 26/04/2018, BBC Radio Tees, Neil and Amy, 26/04/2018
Teesside University marked the homecoming of two of its stars of the Commonwealth Games with a celebration on campus.


Commonwealth Games success
BBC Tees, Scott Makin, 25/04/2018
Ana Snowdon speaks to Jade Jones-Hall about her recent Commonwealth Games success and her life at university.