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Lizzie Armitstead

Today we celebrate Lizzie Armitstead, the first Briton to win a medal at the London 2012 Olympics.

The twenty-three year old cyclist made the nation proud when she scooped a silver medal in the women’s road race this weekend.

Armitstead took up cycling after the British Olympic Cycling Team visited her school in 2004. Described by Dave Brailsford, British Cycling’s Performance Director, as ‘a model athlete since then,’ this Olympic silver will sit beside her five medals from the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in 2009 and 2010, a silver medal from the scratch race at the Junior World Track Championships in 2005 and gold, silver and bronze medals from the 2009 Track World Championships.

We hope that Lizzie Armitstead continues with her many successes!

Image credit: johnthescone

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