The Paralympic Games are under way in Rio, with three Treloar’s alumni participating.
Former student, Abbie Hunnisett, competed in the club throwing on Friday afternoon. She competed in the F31/32 category and finished in fourth place, just behind GB teammate Gemma Prescott.
David Smith, 27, is also taking part in the games as a member of the 10-strong GB boccia squad. This is Smith’s third Paralympic Games. He competed in the BC1-2 team event last week with competition partner Sarah Nolan; having won 11-2 against the Netherlands, Smith’s team lost to Thailand in the quarter finals on Saturday 10th September.
David still has the individual BC1 to compete in, which begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday 13th September. Having won a silver medal in this event in London 2012, David Smith is one of the favourites.
Patrick Wilson, another member of the boccia team and past Treloar’s student, has also been competing in Rio. Wilson first appeared in the BC3 mixed pairs on Saturday 10th September but was knocked out in the pool stages. He will return for the individual event at 3:15pm on Tuesday 13th September and is amongst the favourites to reach the podium.
Don’t forget to tune in to the boccia tomorrow (Tuesday 13th September) to watch Smith and Wilson competing in their individual events. Good luck to both of them!