More Top Athletes Announced For Queen's Baton Relay In Suffolk

Three more top athletes have been announced to join the tour of the Queen's Baton in Suffolk as it heads to the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Olympic bronze medal gymnast Beth Tweddle, World record-holding Paralympic swimmer Rachael Latham and London 2012 women's sitting volleyball captain Claire Harvey will join the celebrations in Suffolk next Monday, 9th June, as the tour comes to the county.

All three will attend special sporting events for young people at Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre, Northgate Sports Centre, with Tweddle and Latham joining the grand finale event in Ipswich’s Christchurch Park.

They'll join Lowestoft boxer Anthony Ogogo and handballer Louise Jukes from Ipswich, who will be Baton Bearers for the day.

Councillor Alan Murray, Suffolk County Council's cabinet member for health, said: “Anticipation is really beginning to build as we get closer and closer to Queen’s Baton arriving here so it is with genuine excitement that we are announcing that Beth, Rachael and Claire will be joining Suffolk’s celebrations.

“There will be many opportunities to come and be part this special moment – in particular the open public events in Lowestoft, Newmarket and Christchurch Park in Ipswich.

“I would like to encourage everyone to join in this truly unique celebration of English sport and get behind our athletes as they make their way to Glasgow for this summer’s Commonwealth Games.”

Around 10,000 people are expected to attend the Suffolk visit as it makes its only stop in the East of England on its way to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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