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Winter Sports

Alexandra Appleby - Figure Skating

Alexandra Appleby  

Sport: Figure Skating 

Academic course: BSc Physics with Foundation Year  

Hometown: Colchester 

Best sporting achievement/personal best: Competing at the World Championships for Synchronised Skating 

2020/21 goal in sport: To Continue to compete internationally for GBR and aim for the 2021 World University Winter Olympic Games. 

How did you manage to continue training/practice sport or keep fit during the Covid-19 lockdown? I took part in group Zoom strength, conditioning, technique and flexibility classes 8 times a week.

2021 is now the Olympic Year. What is your favourite past Olympic Moment? Watching Yuzuru Hanyu win his first gold medal at the Winter Olympic games in 2014.

Leonie Charles - Ice Hockey

Leonie Charles 

Sport: Ice Hockey / Roller Hockey

Academic course: Sport and Exercise Science 

Hometown: Bexleyheath

Best sporting achievement/personal best: Representing Great Britain and travelling to Poland to play Poland, Hungary & Spain

2020/21 goal in sport:  

  • To prepare for next GB Women’s Trials
  • Play & Progress in my teams in preparation for the 2021/22 Season
  • Get Fitter & Game Smart

How did you manage to continue training/practice sport or keep fit during the Covid-19 lockdown? Instead of skating on ice, I went to a car park with my Roller-Blades and practised for a few hours every day. I also used my net for shooting and worked out at home.

2021 is now the Olympic Year. What is your favourite past Olympic Moment? I was lucky enough to go to the 2012 Olympics and watch GB Women’s Football vs Brazil. GB won a close game 1-0 and the support for the team was unreal.

Kieron Jones - Ice Hockey

Kieron Jones

Sport: Ice Hockey

Academic course: Business and Management

Hometown: Rochester

Best sporting achievement/personal best: Winning the under 12’s league is my best sporting achievement, alongside scoring in my NIHL 1 league debut game. My personal best, is signing for the Invicta Dynamos and scoring in my first league game against Romford.

2020/21 goal in sport: Play well and train hard and begin training with the men’s first eleven for Holcombe Hockey Club, as well as playing more regularly for the Invicta Dynamos, scoring and assisting more goals than I did the season just gone.

How did you manage to continue training/practice sport or keep fit during the Covid-19 lockdown? I have been working inside of a warehouse, walking over 15,000 steps a day, as well as running daily on my treadmill which I have at home.

2021 is now the Olympic Year. What is your favourite past Olympic Moment? Watching Anthony Joshua win the Super Heavyweight boxing for Great Britain and then watching his career grow throughout professional boxing.

William Lindfors - Alpine Skiing
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William Lindfors

Sport: Alpine Skiing

Academic course: International Business

Hometown: Luxembourg

Best sporting achievement/personal best: National Slalom Champion

2020/21 goal in sport: Under 120 FIS points

How did you manage to continue training/practice sport or keep fit during the Covid-19 lockdown? Knew I was going to lose some muscle as gyms were closed so: higher focus on running and bodyweight movements, reducing my bodyweight from 95kg to 83kg.

2021 is now the Olympic Year. What is your favourite past Olympic Moment? The photo finish for second place in the skicross quarter finals of the Winter Olympics in Sochi 2014.

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