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Susan Liddle Road to Rio Blog: Fond farewells to new found friends

23 September 2016

Well that's us all home from what I can only call the unforgettable experience of a lifetime. It would have been very hard to surpass London 2012 so Brazil did their own thing and put on a games that was just as amazing and full of heart and soul.

Memorial Plaque Dedicated to Sir Peter Heatly at the Royal Commonwealth Pool

21 September 2016

A memorial plaque and a meeting room have been dedicated to Sir Peter Heatly at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh. Sir Peter died aged 91 in September last year and it is fitting that this has happened a year after his passing.

Amazing Abby Swims to Silver in Rio

18 September 2016

ParalympicsGB signed off from the swimming competition in style by securing another nine medals, including three more golds, 4 more silvers and 2 more bronzes and bringing GBR’s overall swimming medal tally to 47 (16 golds, 16 silvers, 15 bronzes). Two of those medals were won by Scottish swimmers Abby Kane and Andy Mullen, bringing the Scottish contribution to five, a superb achievement.

Susan Liddle Road to Rio Blog: Volunteer and Volunteer with Passion!

18 September 2016

Well that’s it, last race swam and victory ceremonies done. Words do no justice to the friendships made over the past weeks with people from all over the world and their dedication to what can be a very demanding role. People need to remember that without volunteers with passion most events large or small would not go ahead.

Sensational Silver for Mullen in Rio

17 September 2016

ParalympicsGB have now surpassed their medal total from London2012 with their gold medal tally alone rising to 57 and their total so far a very impressive 125. That certainly hasn’t put the brakes on the athletes who continue to race hard at every opportunity, including Andy Mullen, who won his second medal of the competition in the S5 50m backstroke.

Susan Liddle Road to Rio Blog: Home and coffee calling

17 September 2016

The sun was not streaming through the window today, it was almost like being at home, cloudy with a hint of rain though the temperature gave it away that we were not at home - a nice 22 degrees.

Susan Liddle Road to Rio Blog: Remind me, what day is it?

16 September 2016

Today is the 11th day of the Rio ramble and if I’m being honest I had to count it back to find out how long Scott and I had been here, as the days have blended into one another as nobody does anything fast here, apart from when driving.

Flying Scott wins silver in thrilling breaststroke final

15 September 2016

In the space of around 80 minutes ParalympicsGB won eight medals in the pool, including three golds, four silvers and one bronze. Among those medals were two GBR 1-2s in the Men’s S7 400m freestyle and the Men’s SB14 100m breaststroke, the latter of which featured reigning World Record holder Aaron Moores and reigning European Champion, Scott Quin.

Susan Liddle Road to Rio Blog: Pizza, the food of Champions!

15 September 2016

Day 9 saw a rather cooler day than yesterday - we only had to cope with 25 degrees outside and 29 degrees on the pool deck. The coolest place in the whole complex is actually the training/ swim down pool. We, as ITO's, have to take rotation as warm up marshals on both the competition and training pool - guess where everybody wants to be allocated to?!

Jim Anderson Paralympic Reflections: The para-swimming future is looking bright

15 September 2016

It's great to see the golds keep coming but even better are all those PBs. When people's performances are improving all the time it bodes well for the future. I was thrilled to see Ryan Crouch in the Paralympic Team. I remember when he was just starting out as a wee boy. It's great to follow your dreams!