Monday, 16 January 2017

Olympic Tribute Mural

Walkway between Spon End and Croft Road

This mural celebrates
champions from in and around Coventry 
who have participated in the Olympics.


Above (left to right) 
Naomi Folkard (Leamington Spa) - Archery 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 Olympics
Rachel Smith (Coventry) - Rhythmic Gymnastic 2012 Olympics
Mandip Sehmi (Leamington Spa) - Wheelchair Rugby 
2008, 2012, 2016 Paralympics Games

Below (left to right)
Mandip Sehmi (as noted above)
The Olympic Torch - 12,100 torches all made in Coventry for 2012 Olympics
Neil Adams, MBE (Rugby) - Judo Silver Medals 1980 & 1984 Olympics
Marlon Devonish, MBE (Coventry) - Running Gold Medal in 2004. 
Participated 2008 Olympics


Below:
Nick Skelton (Bedworth) - Horse Jumping Gold Medals 2012 & 2016 Olympics


It is a big mural.  I'm so glad I found it.

Participating in Monday Mural


17 comments:

Fun60 said...

Good to see them getting the recognition they deserve.

RedPat said...

That's a great idea!

Bev said...

Great that they have the recognition NOW!! and on murals...so nice!

Tom said...

...a great one!

Lowell said...

As murals go, this is a fine one. Love all the action and colors.

William Kendall said...

A colourful mural. Naomi's dates reinforce that an archer can keep at that sport longer than competitors in other sports.

s.c said...

Nice colorful mural. I like it.

Linda said...

Wow, that's a long one! I really like the font.

Bill Nicholls said...

Some one has to celebrate Coventry :)), only joking, Very nice mural showing a lot of different sports

Sharon Anck said...

What a great tribute to these wonderful athletes.

bill burke said...

What a wonderful tribute to the people who participated in the Olympics. Very colourful too! Glad you found and photographed it.

Klara S said...

Lucky you, that you found it. Thanks for sharing. It's beautiful idea to show participants of the Olympics from Coventry area. Amazing mural.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh that's quite an artistic endeavour Lauren.. always good to see a community proud of their young sportspeople.

Tanya Breese said...

great mural...wheelchair rugby...now that's tough!

VioletSky said...

This is a very nice way to help keep these athletes in front of mind!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Nice to see local pride reflected in this large mural. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

Jack said...

Pretty nice, LOL.