Ana Maria Vitelaru, centre, celebrates winning the WH5 title on a brilliant day for Italy’s Para cycling team ©EPC Para cycling action came to an end with a second day of road races in Rotterdam ©EPC Italy’s Double Paralympic cycling champion Francesca Porcellato, centre, captured the WH3 crown ©EPC Italy won the bulk of the medals on a busy final day of Para cycling races ©EPC Pierre Guillaume-Sage notched a world record score of 256.5 points to seal SH2 mixed 10m air rifle prone gold as France topped the medal table ©EPC
When British skaters Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean won the Olympic gold medal in ice dance at Sarajevo 1984 with 12 perfect 6.0s from every judge, for their interpretation of Maurice Ravel’s Boléro , an important member of their team was singer-actor Michael Crawford. Crawford, who had played Frank Spencer in British sitcom Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em and the title role in the musical The Phantom of the Opera , had become a mentor to the pair in 1981 and went on to help them create their Olympic routine. Crawford said he “taught them how to act". He was present with their trainer Betty Callaway at the ringside at Sarajevo as they created one of the most iconic moments in Olympic history.
Formed in 1921, the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) is the governing body for all international events in Jumping, Dressage and Para Dressage, Eventing, Driving and Para Driving, Endurance and Vaulting. The FEI promotes equestrianism […]