Team GB’s 313 Athletes Entered for Beijing 2008


After nine hours work, Team GB was the first National Olympic Committee to complete its Delegation Registration Meeting (DRM) with the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Organising Committee (BOCOG) yesterday evening.


The Team GB Management team entered the 313 athletes and 236 officials with BOCOG for Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, effectively formally entering and finalising the British team. This means that Team GB will comprise a delegation of 549 athletes and officials for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.


Team GB staff are now busy preparing the residential area of the Olympic Village for the arrival of the British athletes, the first of which will be the divers who will move into the Olympic Village on 28th of July. The staff are setting up systems and structures as well as preparing the rooms with home comfort for all the athletes.


Simon Clegg, Team GB 2008 Chef de Mission, said:

“The Olympic Village is looking very impressive and ready to welcome the world’s athletes. The state of final preparations and readiness is better than any Olympic Village that I have experienced in the past. There is a real buzz in Beijing - you can feel how excited everyone is about the Olympic Games soon starting.”


Notes to Editors:

Team GB consists of 313 athletes (names listed below). Click here for profiles of every athlete selected for Team GB. Team GB will be competing in 20 sports. Click here to view sport specific information.



Aquatics – Diving:

Men’s Springboard (3m): Ben Swain and Nick Robinson-Baker
Men’s Platform (10m): Tom Daley and Blake Aldridge
Women’s Springboard (3m): Hayley Sage and Tandi Gerrard
Women’s Platform (10m): Stacie Powell and Tonia Couch

Men’s Springboard (3m): Ben Swain
Men’s Platform (10m): Tom Daley, Pete Waterfield
Women’s Springboard (3m): Rebecca Gallantree
Women’s Platform (10m): Tonia Couch, Stacie Powell

Aquatics - Synchronised Swimming:
Women’s duet: Jenna Randall & Olivia Allison

Aquatics - Swimming:
50m freestyle: Mark Foster
200m freestyle: Ross Davenport; Robert Renwick
400m freestyle: David Carry; Dean Milwain
1500m freestyle: David Davies; Richard Charlesworth
100m backstroke: Liam Tancock; Gregor Tait
200m backstroke: Gregor Tait; James Goddard
100m breaststroke: Chris Cook; Kristopher Gilchrist
200m breaststroke: Kristopher Gilchrist; James Kirton
100m butterfly: Michael Rock; Todd Cooper
200m butterfly: Michael Rock
200m individual medley: James Goddard, Liam Tancock
400m individual medley: Thomas Haffield; Euan Dale
4x200m freestyle relay: Ross Davenport; Robert Renwick; David Carry; Andrew Hunter; Ben Hockin
4x100m freestyle relay: Simon Burnett; Adam Brown
10km open water swimming: David Davies

50m freestyle: Fran Halsall
100m freestyle: Caitlin McClatchey; Fran Halsall
200m freestyle: Caitlin McClatchey; Rebecca Adlington
400m freestyle: Rebecca Adlington; Jo Jackson
800m freestyle: Rebecca Adlington, Cassie Patten
100m backstroke: Gemma Spofforth; Elizabeth Simmonds
200m backstroke: Gemma Spofforth; Elizabeth Simmonds
100m breaststroke: Kate Haywood; Kirsty Balfour
200m breaststroke: Kirsty Balfour
100m butterfly: Fran Halsall; Jemma Lowe
200m butterfly: Jemma Lowe; Ellen Gandy
200m individual medley: Hannah Miley; Keri-Anne Payne
400m individual medley: Hannah Miley; Keri-Anne Payne
4x100m freestyle relay: Caitlin McClatchey; Fran Halsall; Julia Beckett; Jessica Sylvester
4x200m freestyle relay: Caitlin McClatchey; Rebecca Adlington; Jo Jackson; Mel Marshall; Fran Halsall
10km open water swimming: Cassie Patten

Men’s Individual & Men’s Team Event: Larry Godfrey, Simon Terry, Alan Wills
Women’s Individual & Women’s Team Event: Charlotte Burgess, Naomi Folkard, Alison Williamson


100m: Simeon Williamson, Tyrone Edgar, Craig Pickering
200m: Marlon Devonish, Christian Malcolm, Alex Nelson
400m: Martyn Rooney, Andrew Steele
800m: Michael Rimmer
1500m: Andy Baddeley, Tom Lancashire
5000m: Mo Farah
3000m Steeplechase: Andrew Lemoncello
110m hurdles: Andrew Turner, Allan Scott
High Jump: Germaine Mason, Tom Parsons, Martyn Bernard
Marathon: Dan Robinson
Pole Vault: Steve Lewis
Long Jump: Greg Rutherford, Chris Tomlinson
Triple Jump: Larry Achike, Nathan Douglas, Phillips Idowu
Decathlon: Daniel Awde
4x100m: Harry Aikines-Aryeety, Tyrone Edgar, Craig Pickering, Simeon Williamson, Rikki Fifton
4x400m: Michael Bingham, Richard Buck, Martyn Rooney, Andrew Steele, Rob Tobin, Dale Garland



100m: Jeanette Kwayke, Laura Turner, Montell Douglas
200m: Emily Freeman
400m: Lee McConnell, Christine Ohuruogu, Nicola Sanders
800m: Marilyn Okoro, Jenny Meadows, Jemma Simpson
1500m: Lisa Dobriskey, Susan Scott, Stephanie Twell
5000m: Jo Pavey
10,000m: Jo Pavey, Kate Reed
3000m steeple chase: Helen Clitheroe, Barbara Parker
400m hurdles: Tasha Danvers
100m hurdles: Sarah Claxton
Marathon: Paula Radcliffe, Mara Yamauchi, Liz Yelling
20km walk: Johanna Jackson
Pole Vault: Kate Dennison
Long Jump: Jade Johnson
Discus: Philippa Roles
Hammer: Zoe Derham
Javelin: Goldie Sayers
Heptathlon: Kelly Sotherton, Julie Hollman
4x100m: Emma Ania, Montell Douglas, Jeanette Kwayke, Anyika Onuora, Laura Turner, Ashlee Nelson
4x400m: Lee McConnell, Christine Ohuruogu, Nicola Sanders, Donna Fraser, Vicki Barr

Men’s singles: Andrew Smith
Women’s singles: Tracey Hallam
Mixed doubles: Gail Emms & Nathan Robertson; Anthony Clark & Donna Kellogg
Women’s doubles: Gail Emms & Donna Kellogg

Flyweight: Khalid Yafai
Bantamweight: Joe Murray
Lightweight: Frankie Gavin
Light welterweight: Bradley Saunders
Welterweight: Billy Joe Saunders
Middleweight: James DeGale
Light Heavyweight: Tony Jeffries
Super Heavyweight: David Price


Canoeing - Flatwater:
Men’s Kayak Single, K1 500m and K1 1000m: Tim Brabants
Women’s Kayak Single, K1 500m: Lucy Wainwright
Women’s Kayak Double, K2 500m: Anna Hemmings & Jessica Walker

Canoeing - Slalom:
Men’s Kayak Single: Campbell Walsh
Men’s Canoe Single: David Florence
Women’s Kayak Single: Fiona Pennie

Men’s BMX: Liam Phillips
Women’s BMX: Shanaze Reade
Men’s Mountain Bike: Oliver Beckingsale, Liam Killeen
Men’s Road Race: Jonny Bellis, Steve Cummings, Roger Hammond, Ben Swift
Men’s Road Individual Time Trial: Steve Cummings
Women’s Road Race: Nicole Cooke, Sharon Laws, Emma Pooley
Men’s Individual Pursuit: Bradley Wiggins
Men’s Team Pursuit: Steven Burke, Edward Clancy, Paul Manning, Geraint Thomas, Bradley Wiggins
Madison: Mark Cavendish, Bradley Wiggins
Men’s Team Sprint: Ross Edgar, Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny, Jamie Staff
Men’s Keirin: Ross Edgar, Chris Hoy
Men’s Sprint: Jason Kenny, Chris Hoy 
Men’s Points Race: Chris Newton
Women’s Individual Pursuit: Wendy Houvenaghel, Rebecca Romero
Women’s Sprint: Victoria Pendleton,
Women’s Points Race: Rebecca Romero

Equestrian- Dressage: Laura Bechtolsheimer, Jane Gregory, Emma Hindle

Equestrian- Eventing: William Fox-Pitt, Sharon Hunt, Mary King, Tina Cook, Daisy Dick

Equestrian- Show Jumping: Ben Maher, Tim Stockdale, Michael Whitaker, John Whitaker

Men’s Sabre Individual: Alex O’Connell
Men’s Individual Foil: Richard Kruse
Women’s Individual Foil: Martina Emanuel


Gymnastics – Artistic:
Men’s all round: Louis Smith, Daniel Keatings
Women’s team: Becky Downie, Imogen Cairns, Marissa King, Beth Tweddle, Hannah Whelan, Rebecca Wing


Gymnastics - Trampolining: Claire Wright

Men: Richard Alexander, Jonathan Bleby, Jonathan Clarke, Matthew Daly, Stephen Dick, Benjamin Hawes, Ashley Jackson, Glenn Kirkham, Richard Mantell, Simon Mantell, Benjamin Marsden, Alistair McGregor, Barry Middleton, Robert Moore, James Tindall, Alastair Wilson

Women: Jennie Bimson, Melanie Clewlow, Charlotte Craddock, Crista Cullen, Alexandra Danson, Joanne Catherine Ellis, Joanne Ellis, Anne Panter, Helen Richardson, Chloe Rogers, Elizabeth Storry, Sarah Thomas, Rachel Walker, Kate Walsh, Lisa-Marie Wooding, Lucilla Wright

Men’s half-heavyweight: Peter Cousins, Euan Burton
Men’s middleweight: Winston Gordon
Men’s XL extra lightweight: Craig Fallon
Women’s heavyweight: Karina Bryant
Women’s half-heavyweight: Sarah Clark, Michelle Rogers

Modern Pentathlon:
Men: Sam Weale, Nick Woodbridge
Women: Katy Livingston, Heather Fell


Men’s Four: Tom James, Steve Williams, Peter Reed, Andy Triggs Hodge
Men’s Eight: Alex Partridge, Tom Stallard, Tom Lucy, Richard Egington, Josh West, Alastair Heathcote, Matt Langridge, Colin Smith, Acer Nethercott (cox)

Men’s Pair: Tom Solesbury, Robin Bourne-Taylor
Men’s Single Scull: Alan Campbell
Men’s Double Scull: Matt Wells, Stephen Rowbotham
Men’s Lightweight Double scull: Zac Purchase, Mark Hunter
Men’s Lightweight Four: Richard Chambers, James Lindsay-Fynn, Paul Mattick, James Clarke


Women’s Eight: Beth Rodford, Carla Ashford, Natasha Howard, Natasha Page, Jess Eddie, Sarah Winckless, Alison Knowles, Katie Greves, Caroline O'Connor (cox)

Women’s Pair: Louisa Reeve, Olivia Whitlam
Women’s Quad Scull: Annie Vernon, Debbie Flood, Frances Houghton, Katherine Grainger
Women’s Double scull: Elise Laverick, Anna Bebington
Women’s Lightweight Double scull: Helen Casey, Hester Goodsell

Finn: Ben Ainslie
Yngling - women's keelboat: Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson
49er - skiff: Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes
Laser - men's one person dinghy: Paul Goodison
Star: Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson
RS:X - men's windsurfer: Nick Dempsey
RS:X - women's windsurfer: Bryony Shaw
470 - men's two person dinghy: Nick Rogers and Joe Glanfield
470 - women's two person dinghy: Christina Bassadone and Saskia Clark
Tornado - multihull: Leigh McMillan and Will Howden
Laser Radial: Penny Clark

Men’s 50m Rifle Prone, 50m Rifle Three Positions (men), Air Rifle: Jon Hammond
Men’s Double Trap: Richard Faulds, Steve Scott
Women’s Trap: Charlotte Kerwood
Women’s Skeet: Elena Little

Men’s -58kg: Michael Harvey
Men’s -80kg: Aaron Cook
Women’s +67kg: Sarah Stevenson

Men’s Doubles: Andy Murray and Jamie Murray
Men’s Singles: Andy Murray

Men: Alistair Brownlee, Will Clarke, Tim Don
Women: Hollie Avil, Helen Tucker

Women’s 63kg: Michaela Breeze


The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games will take place from 8th to 24th August 2008. Click here for further information about the Olympic Games.


The British Olympic Association (BOA) is the National Olympic Committee for Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Its role is to select, prepare, manage and lead our nation’s finest athletes at the summer, winter and youth Olympic Games. The BOA delivers extensive elite level support services to Britain’s Olympic athletes and their National Governing Bodies throughout each Olympic cycle and in the UK is responsible for the development and protection of the Olympic Movement.


For further information please contact Miriam Wilkens in the BOA Communications Department on 020 8871 2677 ext 227.


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Andy Murray


Andy Murray
  • Date of Birth: 15/05/1987
  • Lives: Wandsworth, London

The British number one will compete in both the singles and, alongside his brother Jamie, in the doubles for Team GB in Beijing.

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