Old Elizabethans hoping for success at London 2012

Brunel University has named four Old Elizabethans among its 2012 Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls.

Tom Aggar (OE 1995-2002), who is now taking an MSc in Sport Sciences, will be looking to repeat his adaptive rowing gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics when the games come to London in two years’ time.

Second-year Law student Nathan Fox (2002-2009), who was last year’s English Schools bronze medallist, hopes for Olympic success at the triple jump. Nathan was recently placed third in the UK Athletics Championships with a jump of 15.39m.

Fellow triple-jumper Daniel Lewis (2001-2006) was fifth at the same event with 15.26m. Now in his second year at the West London university studying Politics and Economics, Daniel was the 2008 English Schools Champion.

Daniel’s QE contemporary, Chukwunonso (Nonso) Okolo, was the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) 2009 long jump bronze medallist and competes in both long jump and triple jump. Also in his second year, he is reading Communication and Media Studies.