Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month, you’ll have seen the overwhelming success of Team GB in bringing back an incredible 65 medals for Great Britain, only narrowly falling short of the Rio 2016 record of 67. With a small measure of modesty, we’re more than proud to have provided a helping hand in their success by supplying and installing their elite strength training facilities in Tokyo.
Again, unless you’ve avoided all the media coverage you’ll know that the Paralympics have already begun – an arguably even more inspiring spectacle of human achievement. We’re immensely proud that the facilities we installed in Tokyo a little over a month ago are now being put to good use by some truly incredible athletes.
Athletes like Para Powerlifters Micky Yule, Ali Jawad, Louise Sugden, Zoe Newson and Olivia Broome are already reaping the benefits of our weight training facilities in the precise fine-tuning which precurses powerlifting competition. Friend of Absolute Performance and local Welsh Shot Putter Aled Davies has been enjoying the various strength and conditioning equipment in maintaining power before he competes on Saturday 12th Sept to try and add another Paralympic gold medal to his collection. Visually impaired gold medallist Sprinter (and Dancing on Ice finalist) Libby Clegg has also commended the consideration of the layout and accessibility of the equipment in navigating the Olympic gym facilities in Tokyo. She’ll also be attempting to add to her collection of two gold and two silver medals.
We’re beyond excited to see all of Paralympics GB using the training facilities. The years of planning and weeks of labour that go into creating Olympic level gyms like these is nothing short of gargantuan and is only outshone by the individuals currently training to achieve their Paralympic dreams over the coming days of the games.