NI Champions: Dame Mary Peters

With news just in that more teams from the London2012 Olympics and Paralympics have signed up to train in NI, it’s briefly taken our focus away from everything Titanic.
We have quite a roll call of Olympians and sports people from Northern Ireland with Dame Mary Peters probably the most famous medal winner at Munich in 1972.
For such a small landmass we have certainly made our mark, with golf a very notable strength thanks to our world number 1, Rory McIlroy. But we’ve also had our fair share of boxers, footballers, snooker players and much more.
I was actually a bit shocked a few weeks ago to talk to someone who had never heard of Mary Peters…but then, I guess there are a lot of sports people I’ve never heard of!
What better way to learn more about our sports successes, than with this series of videos called NI Champions.
This clip shows Mary reflecting on her Olympic win. I intend to watch the rest in the series of clips to learn more about our fantastic sports people as they reflect on their careers and successes.
In the meantime, it’s time to watch Mary, and I’ll ask you questions after. LOL!

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