Did you know that an athlete from Consett will be representing the hallowed Team GB at this year’s Olympic Games? Chantelle Handy, 25, is one of 12 women who will be representing Great Britain in the female basketball team in London this August. This is going to be the first time Team GB will have entered this specific event in the Olympics and after an impressive qualifying campaign hopes are high for the girls after beating Argentina, Canada and South Korea who were all higher ranked.
At 18, Chantelle went to the USA on a sports scholarship to play basketball whilst studying at University. This was a great spring board for her sporting career as she then progressed to playing club basketball for Athinaikos in Greece. Along with her club career, she has represented her country for more than 5 years now and can’t wait for the challenge of representing Team GB at the Olympics.
Chantelle and the rest of the girls are ready and raring to go, let’s hope Team GB’s hard work pays off in London and these amazing girls can bring home the gold.