Olympic medallist to discuss what it takes to be a World Champion

26th July 2017

Sheffield's own Olympic silver medallist, Bryony Page, will join a panel of experts from Sheffield Hallam University to discuss what it takes to be a world champion athlete.

The free, public event 'What Makes a World Champion?' will be held at the University on Tuesday (25 July) from 6pm. Bryony, who took a memorable silver medal on the trampoline at the 2016 Rio Olympics, will join her coach, and Sheffield Hallam lecturer, Paul Greaves for a behind-the-scenes insight into competing at the highest level and what it takes to train a medal-winning Olympian. The panel also features Dr David James, director of the Centre for Sports Engineering Research; Dr Mayur Ranchordas senior lecturer in sport nutrition, who has worked with a number of elite sportspeople and Joanne Butt, a sports psychologist who has supported GB athletes including the women's volleyball team. The event is a chance for the public to get insight from Hallam's experts and ask about some of the most pressing issues in sport ahead of the World Championships in London next month. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions about the World Para Athletics Championships which is currently taking place. The event will be opened by the University's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Chris Husbands, and hosted by BBC Look North's long-serving sports presenter Tanya Arnold. Dr David James said: "I am really looking forward to taking part in this event and debating some of the industry's controversies over recent years. "As a sports engineer, it is interesting to hear whether people think sport should be about natural ability without the technology and research that has been developed over time. "Sheffield Hallam has an array of world-leading expertise within its Academy of Sport and Physical Activity and with Sheffield's sporting heritage, this is a great opportunity to bring this all together for, what I think will be a very interesting discussion." If you are interested in attending the event please sign up via Eventbrite.

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