terptree: Caroline Hurley, Deaf athlete carries the Olympic torch through Oxfordshire

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Monday, 2 July 2012

Caroline Hurley, Deaf athlete carries the Olympic torch through Oxfordshire

On Wednesday 11th July from approx. 5.30pmthe Olympic Torch will pass through The Winterbournes. The torch will be carried through Amesbury, then will travel in vehicle convoy to Policeman’s Corner, Winterbourne Gunner, See attached map point A.

The torch will then be carried through The Winterbournes by 3 bearers in succession as far as Summerlug, Winterbourne Earls, map point B.

The 3 torch bearers through The Winterbournes are:
Andy Allman from Salisbury,
Caroline Hurley from Didcot and
Neil Mawdsley from Salisbury.

Caroline Hurley is multi Deaflympian who has a huge passion for all sports. She is a positive Deaf role model for younger deaf people who are keen on getting involved in sports at all levels.

Caroline has not only been involved in many Deaflympics representing South Africa in Rowing and later the UK in Swimming and more recently Badminton, but is also a qualified sports therapist

"I became a qualified sports therapist in 2006. I got involved with GB deaf badminton team for the first time at Deaf European Badminton Championship in Austria 2006. I worked with them pre-, during-, post-events massage, and treated with injures and taping to prevent further injuries. I am proud that I have helped many players to achieve their aims, such as Martin Bogard and Carl Sander to reach their finals. I previously worked with Reading Athletic club, and I looked after all the athletics from track and field. I was involved at Reading Half Marathon – it was the busiest event that I have ever attended!"

Caroline has won one gold medal and three silvers for Swimming at Deaflympic Games in Bulgaria in 2003.

To read more about Caroline's story click here

The torch will then leave in vehicle convoy to London Road Park & Ride, Salisbury where it will be carried to Hudson's Field, where evening celebrations are planned. 

Departure time from The Winterbournes is estimated around 6pm.

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