On the morning after the opening ceremony for Special Olympics 2017 there were bronze, silver and gold medals glinting in the sun as serious competition got underway at venues across Sheffield. With 2600 athletes competing across twenty sports in thirteen Sheffield venues, the medals tally has begun to roll. Among the first winners were those in swimming events at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed introduces day two of our Special Olympics 2017 highlights.
Some of the first Special Olympics 2017 GB National Games winning medals were on show after freestyle and back stroke swimming finals at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield College engineering student Murtaza Nadeem, 17, has qualified to compete in this year’s Reebok CrossFit Games to be held in Madison, Wisconsin from 3 to 6 August. Nadeem, from Rotherham, is the first British competitor in the 16 to 17 category to compete in the games. CrossFit incorporates elements of gymnastics, cycling, running and swimming to test stamina, strength, endurance, coordination and balance. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
The British Universities & Colleges Sport Nationals (BUCS) brought over 6000 student athletes to Sheffield for three action-packed days at venues across the city. Now in its fifth year, the BUCS Nationals 2017 include indoor athletics, badminton, swimming, karate, fencing, shooting, judo, trampolining and climbing. Previous BUCS competitors have included local Team GB stars Max Lichfield and Bryony Page. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield North Active is going to be a new baths opening in 2016. The facility will offer a swimming pool and gym to people in the North of the City and encourage local people to have a more active life style. The current Chapletown Baths will be closed down.