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Warwick scholarship athletes at Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

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Warwick scholarship athletes at Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Thursday 28 July 2022

We’re proud to celebrate Kare Adenegan and Sam Ricketts, Warwick students and scholarship athletes, who have been selected to represent their country at this summer’s Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Kare Adenegan

We are thrilled that our very own Kare Adenegan, a Warwick 2022 graduate and elite Paralympian athlete, is representing England in this summer’s Commonwealth Games.

Kare is a seven times world medallist and four times Paralympic medallist, having won two silver medals in the T34 wheelchair 100m and 800m events at the postponed Tokyo 2020 Paralympics last year and a silver in the T34 100m and bronze in the 800m event at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

I’m so excited to be representing Team England at the Commonwealth Games. What I especially love about the Commonwealth Games is that it’s an integrated event, which means that para-athletes and able-bodied athletes compete in unified teams. Being from Coventry, I am also very proud to be competing in the West Midlands in front of a home crowd." - Kare Adenegan

The Warwick Sport performance team has supported Kare throughout her training and studies at Warwick and are looking forward to cheering her on when the Games begin on 28 July. Kare will be competing on 2 August in the 100m T34 and 800m T34 at the Alexander Stadium.

Sam Ricketts

Jamaican badminton player and Warwick post graduate student, Sam Ricketts, will be competing in his second Commonwealth Games next month.

Sam is currently ranked 160 in the world and won a bronze medal this year in the British University Championships (BUCS), competing against other international players from across the world.

Sam has been training at the Sports and Wellness Hub under the guidance of his coach, Nic Strange, Head Badminton coach at Warwick Sport.

It’s a great honour to have been selected to represent Jamaica for badminton in the Commonwealth Games 2022! It’s been a great process, training hard and specifically building my game with both my coach, Nic Strange, and the Strength & Conditioning team. Let the Games begin!" - Sam Ricketts

The performance team at Warwick Sport will be cheering on both Kare and Sam and wish them the very best of luck in the Games.

Nic Strange, Head Badminton Coach, Warwick Sport

Head Badminton Coach for Warwick Sport, Nic Strange, will be taking on a new role and coaching Team Jamaica at this summer’s Commonwealth Games.

Nic previously competed for Wales in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 and was ranked 54 in the world. After the Games, Nic retired and was the Welsh Junior National coach before moving to Australia to coach national and state players.

Competing as an athlete in the Commonwealth Games is a huge achievement, but going to this year’s Games as a coach for Team Jamaica is a huge honour. The performance team at Warwick Sport has been an integral part of the support given to our Warwick scholarship athletes, both in the lead up the Games and in their final preparations at the training camp. I’m really looking forward to coaching Team Jamaica and helping them achieve their goals at the Games." - Nic Strange

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