It’s 2020 and for the team at Haven that means it’s also Olympic year! Since we announced we were partnering with Team GB we’ve been busy behind the scenes, working to find the perfect ambassadors to join us on this exciting journey to Tokyo 2020!
We announced our two national ambassadors last year – two people who need little introduction. Tom Daley has appeared at three Olympic Games, winning bronze medals at two of them, and is still just 25 years old! You may have spotted him in our new TV advert and we will have lots more content with him over the next few months.
Denise Lewis became an Olympic champion at the turn of the new millennium and many of our holiday makers and owners will remember her spectacular success at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games where she grabbed gold in the heptathlon. Denise will be heading to her sixth Olympic Games next year, she competed in three as an athlete and has worked for the BBC on their broadcast team since 2009.
Sticking with a gold medal theme to introduce two more of our Haven ambassadors! Will Satch was part of the rowing squad at London 2012 winning a bronze in the coxless pair. He followed that up with gold in the eight in Rio as Team GB continued its run of success in this sport.
Ruling the velodrome has been a common theme in recent years for Great Britain and our other Olympic gold medal winning ambassador is Owain Doull, who was part of the successful Men’s Cycling Team Pursuit at Rio 2016.
On the athletics track we have two women who have been part of a new wave of incredible British female sprinters. Desiree Henry and Asha Philip were both part of the bronze medal winning 4 x 100m relay team at Rio 2016 competing in their first Olympic Games. However, Desiree Henry previously played an integral part in the London 2012 opening ceremony, when she was selected to be one of seven torchbearers who lit the Olympic cauldron.
Turning from athletics to gymnastics, we have three athletes who are adept at twisting and turning and fearless in the air. Amy Tinkler was just 16 at Rio 2016 and the youngest member of the Team GB squad when she won bronze on the Floor Exercise. In Men’s gymnastics, Nile Wilson also competed at his first Olympic Games in Rio and claimed the bronze medal in the horizontal bar. Our third ambassador from this sport brings us to trampolining. Bryony Page was the first ever British athlete to win a medal in trampolining with her silver medal at the 2016 Olympic Games.
Last and most certainly not least we go to Vicky Holland, a woman who spends her time in the water, on a bike and running too! Vicky is a triathlete and won a hard-fought bronze in Rio.
Jane Bentall, Managing Director of Haven said, “we are hugely proud to announce the athlete team we will be working with in the build-up to and during Tokyo 2020.”
“They have a huge wealth of experience from previous Olympic Games and over 12 medals between them. We have been thrilled with the work each athlete has achieved with Haven so far and feel they are perfect ambassadors for us. We look forward to being part of their journey in 2020 and wish them all every success.”