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Panel Event: What makes a World Champion?

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Lecture Theatre 12.0.06

Charles Street Building

Sheffield

S1 2ND

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We're delighted to announce Sheffield's own record-breaking Olympic silver medallist Bryony Page will join our panel of world-leading sport academics to discuss what it takes to be a world champion.

Bryony, who took a memorable silver medal on the trampoline at the 2016 Rio Olympics, will join her coach, and Sheffield Hallam University lecturer, Paul Greaves for a behind-the-scenes insight into competing at the highest level and what it takes to train a medal-winning Olympian.

The panel also features experts in the development of sports technology and equipment, sports nutrition and anti-doping and the psychology behind an elite athlete.

Yorkshire's best-loved sports presenter, BBC Look North's Tanya Arnold, will host the event taking questions from the audience around some of the most pressing sporting issues of our generation.

As Usain Bolt and Mo Farah prepare to take their final bows on the track at the World Championships in August, this is your opportunity to hear from the experts who have worked with Olympians and elite athletes and prepared them for success.

Meet the panellists:

Bryony Page: Bryony is a record-breaking Olympic silver medal-winning trampolinist, She produced the performance of her lifetime to take home the first Olympic medal for a British athlete on a trampoline at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. In 2012 she won the World Cup in Sofia and went on to be crowned British champion three times (2013, 2014 and 2015). In 2013 she was a member of the GBR gold medal-winning World Championship team, before in 2014 she won gold with GBR at the European Championships. This feat was replicated at the 2016 European Championships where she was again part of the GBR team that won gold.

Dr David James: David is the director of the world-renowned Centre for Sports Engineering Research at Hallam and has worked with the Centre for more than 15 years. His expertise focuses on sports equipment mechanics and the ethical considerations of an increasingly scientific sporting arena. He has worked with many global sports organisations including FIFA, Adidas and Team GB's Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

Dr Mayur Ranchordas: Mayur is a senior lecturer in sport nutrition and exercise physiology having previously worked at the English Institute of Sport where he supported World Champions and Olympic gold medallists competing in a range of sports. Mayur also has considerable experience working with Premier League football teams and professional cyclists. His main areas of research involve looking at the effects of sport supplements on performance and recovery.

Joanne Butt: Joanne is a Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist and provides sport psychology consultancy to various teams and individual athletes including volleyball, hockey, equestrian, tennis and football. Joanne worked as the sport psychologist for GB Women's Volleyball and was an accredited sport psychologist with the team at the 2012 Olympic Games. Joanne's research has focussed on a variety of sport psychology and performance topics including mental toughness, competitive anxiety and stress and talent development in sport.

Paul Greaves: Paul is a sports coaching graduate from Sheffield Hallam with 16 years of industry experience within both education and national governing bodies. He has produced some of the UK's top trampoline gymnasts including Olympic silver medallist, Bryony Page. His success within the industry has been recognised by a number of prestigious accolades, including; British Gymnastics Outstanding Coach of the Year and the British Gymnastics Master Coach award - the highest award a coach can gain from a National Governing Body. Paul was recently appointed as an expert coach by the Union of European Gymnastics where he leads on international training camps.

Refreshments served from 18:00-18:30.

The event will begin at 18:30 prompt

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