Sport

(Listed a-z)

NICOLA ADAMS
Olympic Boxer
(b. 1982)
Leeds
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REBECCA ADLINGTON
Olympic Swimmer
(b. 1989)
Mansfield
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BERYL BURTON
Cyclist

(1937-1996)
Halton, Leeds
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HANNAH COCKROFT
Gold medal winning Paralympian, ten times World Champion, MBE
(b.1992)
Halifax
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KAT COPELAND
Olympic Rower

(b.1990)
Ingleby Barwick, Stockton-on-Tees
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LOTTIE DODD
Five time Wimbledon Champion

(1871-1960)
Bebington, Merseyside
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WENDY DODDS
Fell Runner

Lancashire
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DAME JESSICA ENNIS-HILL
Olympic Heptathlete
(b. 1986)
Sheffield
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BARONNESS TANNI GREY THOMPSON
Paralympian

(b.1969)
Cardiff (Baronness for Eaglescliffe, Co. Durham)
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DOROTHY HYMAN
Olympic sprinter

(b. 1941)
Cudworth, South Yorkshire
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ETHEL “SUNNY” LOWERY
First British Women to Swim the Channel

(1911- 2008)
Longsight, Manchester
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BELLA REAY
Footballer
(1900-)
Cowpen, Northumberland
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MURIEL EVELYN ROBB
Ladies Singles Wimbledon Champion 1902
(1878-1907)
Newcastle Upon Tyne
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NICKY SPINKS
World Record breaking runner
(b.1967)
Huddersfield
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BECKY TRUMAN
Launched Skinning the Cat, the first outdoor aerial company
Bradford
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LAURA WEIGHTMAN
Olympic Runner
(b.1997)
Alnwick
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