Famous Cornish Sportsmen and sportswomen

Famous Cornish Sportsmen and sportswomen

James Honey Bone

James is an Olympic fencer who represented Team GB in London 2012. 5-time GB senior sabre champion, current British number 1 and world number 30

He is from Truro Cornwall

Emma Stepto

Emma is from near Cambourne – she is one of countries top female distance runners and was second fastest British women in 2015 London marathon.

Luke Dillon

UK number 1, ranked 25th in the world for surfing

From Newquay Cornwall

Talan skeel piggins

Brought up in Constantine near Falmouth and attended Truro school.

He was a former royal navy fighter controller. He was paralyzed from the chest down following a motorcycle accident in March 2003. In 2008 he reached 5 th world ranking in alpine skiing. He also continues to take part in motor racing

Double world champion, European champion, and winter Paralympian

The world’s first paraplegic to hold motorcycle and car race licenses

Lucy Payne

“Princess of pain “is from Penzance – she is a kick boxer and Thai fighter. Muay Thai world feather weight champion. No2 feather weight in world WBC Muay Thai

Michaela Breeze

Raised in Cornwall and educated in wadebridge school. She was a former weightlifter – she is now a Olympic weight lifting coach

Sarah Boyd

Golf professional from Truro Cornwall

And is a member of ladies European tour (LET)

Ben skinner

Ben is a world class long boarder from Cornwall

Has ranked number 3 in WSL WLT 2015 and European champion 11 times

Julie kitchen

She is a retired professional English kick boxer Muay Thai fighter and sports commentator. Born in Cornwall

She achieved 2011 WBC welter weight champion Muay Thai

2011 pride of Cornwall award

As well as numerous kick boxing and karate titles

Annie Vernon

Annabel is a retired British rower

She was born in Truro. She represented team GB in 2008 Beijing Olympics winning a silver medal. she has won various titles and is now a journalist and author

Cassie pattern

Cassandra was born in cardinham Cornwall – she is a freestyle swimmer and coach and won bronze in open water event 2008 Olympics

She has won various other medals freestyle and butterfly

Jonathan fox

He is British Paralympic swimmer and has a MBE he was educated at Cornwall college. He was born with cerebral palsy

He has won gold 2012 London back stroke

Silver 2008 Beijing backstroke

He has a total of 2 golds 3 silver 1 bronze

He has now retired from competitive swimming

Ed Coode

He is an Olympic rower, twice world champion and Olympic gold medalist

Born in Indian queens Cornwall

He has gained 3 golds

2004 Athens Olympics and world championship rowing and 2 bronzes

He retired from rowing in 2004. He studied law before joining family law firm Coode’s solicitors.

Phil Vickery

Born to Cornish parents in Barnstable, Devon

He played rugby for:

Gloucester, London wasps, Team England, British and Irish lions

And was appointed deputy lieu tenant of Gloucestershire in 2015

Venetia Williams

She is an English racehorse trainer specializing in national hunt racing. She was born at scorrier house redruth Cornwall. She rode in the 1988 grand national and started training other horses in 1995.

She broke a neck in a fall she is currently based in Herefordshire.

Luke cowan dickie

He was born in Truro Cornwall. He can play Prop and hooker positions. He has played for Cornish pirates and Plymouth Albanian, British and Irish lions, and England lions.

He rugby union player.

Jack Nowell

He is an English rugby union player for premier ship Exeter chiefs.

He made his premiership debut for Exeter chiefs on 25th Nov 2012

Born in Newlyn Cornwall. Major teams British and Irish lions, England. position of choice is wing but can also play full back or outside center

Helen glover

She is a professional rower and a member of team GB. born in Truro Cornwall

2012 summer Olympics’ coxless pair gold medal

Various world rowing cup medals

Ben Ainslie

Sir benedict Ainslie is a British competitive sailor. He is the most successful sailor in Olympian history winning golds in Sydney, Athens, Beijing, and London. awarded knighthood for services to sailing 2013.

Attended Truro school and learnt to sail restronguet creek near Falmouth cornwall.