Massive congratulations to OU student Dani King who has won gold in the women’s cycling team pursuit along with her teammates Joanna Rowsell and Laura Trott.
Dani, 21, who is currently working towards a BA in Business Studies, smashed three world records in two days with her teammates to eventually win gold at the velodrome with a world record time of 3 mins 14.051 seconds.
An ecstatic Dani told the BBC, ‘We are like sisters, I couldn’t have done it without them, they were absolutely incredible and I can’t believe we have done it! It’s absolutely amazing!’
The trio’s win on Saturday was part of a spectacular gold rush for Team GB who won a remarkable six gold medals, making it Britain’s greatest Olympics day since 1908. Team GB are currently third in the medals table behind China and the USA.
Gold medallists Dani King and Canoe Slalom champion Etienne Stott are two of a number of OU students currently competing in the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. Also competing are hockey player Alex Danson, synchronised swimmer Katie Dawkins, badminton player Imogen Bankier, table tennis player Liam Pitchford, water polo player Rosie Morris, archery competitor Naomi Folkard and equestrian dressage Paralympian Debbie Criddle.
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