Huntingdonshire’s Olympians: High-jump star Robbie Grabarz and hockey ace Hannah MacLeod off to Rio

Former St Neots resident Robbie Grabarz is Rio-bound. Picture: Jamie McPhilimey.

Former St Neots resident Robbie Grabarz is Rio-bound. Picture: Jamie McPhilimey. - Credit: Archant

Former St Neots resident Robbie Grabarz is on his way to the Olympic Games.

Hannah MacLeod (right) is in the GB women's hockey squad for the Olympics. Picture: Simon Parker

Hannah MacLeod (right) is in the GB women's hockey squad for the Olympics. Picture: Simon Parker - Credit: Photo: Simon Parker

The high-jump star, who is now based in Birmingham, has been named in the Great Britain squad for Rio.

Grabarz will aim to better the bronze medal he earned in London four years ago.

The 28-year-old clinched his place in the GB squad by winning the British Championships last Sunday with a 2.26m clearance to follow up a World Indoor Championships triumph earlier in the year.

Olympic selection completes a fine return to the highest level after the former Longsands Academy pupil suffered an injury nightmare. He has had to battle back from career-saving knee surgery in 2014.


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Former St Ives star Hannah MacLeod has been named in the Great Britain women’s hockey squad for Rio.

The 32-year-old helped GB to win bronze at London four years ago and will now chase another medal this summer.

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Forward MacLeod has also enjoyed success in the World Cup, Champions Trophy, European Championships and Commonwealth Games since making her international debut back in 2003.

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