By Becky Day and Nina Gizzie

Name: Andrew Pozzi

Event: 110 metre Hurdles

Date of birth: 15/5/1992

Place of birth: Stratford-upon-Avon, England

Course: Business (2011-Present)

Warwickshire born, Andrew Pozzi certainly has a great deal to be proud of. Not only did he gain gold competing at the BUCS (British University and College Sport) Outdoor Championships this year in a time of 13.35 seconds, but he also qualified for the Olympics, making him the fastest European 19-year-old of all time in the 110 metre hurdles. He then went on to beating his time at Crystal Palace with 13.34 seconds. Due to a hamstring injury, Pozzi unfortunately missed out on winning the heats of the 110m hurdles at the London Olympics 2012. He also finished fourth at the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul in March.

Name: Larry Godfrey

Event: Archery (Individual & Team)

Date of birth: 9/6/1976

Place of birth: Bristol, England

Course: HND Mechanical Manufacturing (1997-2000)

Larry’s Olympic experience began at Athens in 2004 where he made it to the bronze medal match, but missed out by just one point. However, Larry’s team did win gold at the European Grand Prix in April 2011. In the 2012 London Olympics, Larry – ranked number 10 in the world – was Great Britain’s last remaining archer, but unfortunately got knocked out after being beaten by Khairul Anuar Mohamad at Lord’s.

Name: Craig Figes

Event: Water Polo

Date of birth: 14/8/1978

Place of birth: Bristol, England

Course: Built Environment (1999-2002)

Captained & Represented UWE in Water Polo for four years

Coming from a strong family of swimmers, it is of no surprise that Craig Figes is described as the ‘most gifted British player in a generation’. Figes was selected as Team GB’s captain in 2007 for the LEN European Nations Trophy and has captained the squad ever since.

Name: Pete Reed

Event: Rowing Pairs

Date of birth: 27/7/1981

Place of birth: Seattle, United States

Course: Mechanical Engineering (2000-2003)

Pete developed his passion and learnt to row at UWE in his second year after joining up at Freshers’ Fair – the following year he was elected as the club President. Reed won gold in the Beijing Olympics coxless four, beating Australia by a nail-biting 1.28 seconds. He also took gold in the World Championships in 2005 and 2006. His switch to the coxless pair class unfortunately saw gold swapped for silver in 2009 and 2010. London 2012 saw the men’s coxless four (Andy Triggs Hodge, Pete Reed, Alex Gregory and Tom James) collect Team GB’s ninth gold medal of the Games.

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