MC Motors recently played host to a photo shoot for The Sunday Times Style Magazine featuring a selection of Britain’s highly rated 2012 Olympics team. With the Olympics taking place just a (fairly large!) discus throw away in Stratford it seemed fitting that the talented Olympians should come down to be glammed up (or down rather!) for the day. Simon Emmett took the snaps to publicise the collaboration between Adidas and Stella McCartney to design the Team GB Collection which will be in stores from May 16th.
Beijing silver medallist Philips Idowu returned back to his Hackney routes for the shoot. The highly rated triple jumper stands out from the crowd with his brightly coloured hair and facial piercings and will be one of the hot favourites in London next year.
Track and Field specialist Jessica Ennis will be another one to carry the weight of Britain’s Olympic expectations next year. After being unfortunately ruled out of the Beijing games at the last minute Ennis went on to win gold at the 2009 World championships in Berlin after leading throughout and finishing an unprecedented 200 points ahead of her nearest competitor.
Tom Daley has been earmarked as a 2012 hopeful ever since the London games were announced in 2005 and given his public profile it is hard to believe that he has just celebrated his 17th birthday. After winning 2 golds at the 2010 Commonwealth Games Daley will definitely be providing the biggest cheer at the London Aquatics Centre.
110 metre hurdler William Sharman is a man of many talents being able to play the cornet, is a classically trained pianist, has an economics degree and was once the time keeper on Gladiators. “I always thought I needed to set myself up first or I’ll end up a nobody,” he says, “and you don’t want to be a nobody in Corby.”
22 year old Lizzie Armitstead is only one of two female cyclists who mix the track and long distance disciplines. A gold medallist at the 2009 Track World Championships Lizzie will be part of a strong looking British cycling squad.
Triathlete Hollie Avil was the European and world junior triathlon champion in 2007 and the youngest ever athlete to podium at successive debut World Cup races.