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BRAND Ben Athlete
CURRAN Olivia Athlete
GILLINGS Jill Team Official
HARROP Ian Team Official
MEASURIA Mukunda Athlete
NEDGES Alex Athlete
O' NEILL Lauren Athlete
O' NEILL David Team Official
O' NEILL Danielle Athlete
PRYKE Harriet Athlete
QUINE Christopher Team Official
SMITH Joe Athlete
TSYGANOV Gennady Team Official
TSYGANOVA Tatiana Team Official
WHITLOW Christopher Athlete

BRAND Ben
First Name Last Name Gender
Ben Brand Male
Sport Athletics
Event/s 800m
400m
WeightClass/Playing Position
Personal Best 2.03.9
Main Sporting Achievements
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
Representative Honours
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
Forthcoming Major Competitions
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament
July 2005 Island Games
Other Interesting Information
Isle of Man Under 17B 800m record holder.
Inspiration for Taking up the Sport
Sportsperson whom they Most Admire
Kelly Holmes - double gold winner Olympics 04

CURRAN Olivia
First Name Last Name Gender
Olivia Curran Female
Sport Gymnastics
Event/s Women's Artstic
WeightClass/Playing Position
Personal Best
Main Sporting Achievements
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2003
2004
2004
2004
North West Intermediate Champion - Floor
Isle Of Man Under 13 Champion
Grade 1 Champion
Kent Open Championships
1st
1st
1st
2nd
Representative Honours
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
Forthcoming Major Competitions
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament
2005 Island Games 2005, Shetland
Other Interesting Information
I play the piano, viola and I also dance - ballet and tap.
Inspiration for Taking up the Sport
Sportsperson whom they Most Admire
Svetlana Khorkina, Beth Tweddle, Anna Pavlova & Fan Ye

MEASURIA Mukunda
First Name Last Name Gender
Mukunda Measuria Male
Sport Gymnastics
Event/s Team Competition
WeightClass/Playing Position
Personal Best
Main Sporting Achievements
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2003
2003
2003
Guernsey Island Games - Team
Guernsey Island Games - Individual
Isle Of Man Championships
1st

1st In Age Group; 2nd In Category
Representative Honours
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
Forthcoming Major Competitions
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament
7/10/04
13/10/04
British Championships
Manx Invitiational Competition
Other Interesting Information
My nickname is Muka. I enjoy listening to music - rap, pop, all sorts. I love eating - I enjoy fine cuisine.
Inspiration for Taking up the Sport
Personal performance and enjoyment.
Sportsperson whom they Most Admire
Alexi Nemov - Russian gymnast.

NEDGES Alex
First Name Last Name Gender
Alex Nedges Male
Sport Gymnastics
Event/s Men's Artistic 6 Piece: Floor, Pommel, Rings, Vault, Parallel Bars & High Bar
WeightClass/Playing Position
Personal Best
Main Sporting Achievements
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2000-2004
2001
2003
2003
Isle Of Man National Men's Championships
International Island Games
International Island Games
British National N D P Championships
1st
5 Bronze, 1 Gold
6 Gold
4th
Representative Honours
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
1999
2001
2003
2003
International Island Games
International Island Games
International Island Games
British N D P Championships
1st On Floor
5 Bronze, 1 Gold - 2nd Overall
1st Overall - 6 Golds
4th Overall
Forthcoming Major Competitions
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament
7th Nov 2004
July 2005
2006
British National Championships
International Island Games
Aiming For Selection For 2006 Commonwealth Games, Melbourne
Other Interesting Information
Accepted to study at Cambridge University after a gap year to focus on gymnastics. In 2003 I won a scholarship to NASA as part of an international program. I enjoy coaching gymnastics to younger children, rugby, relaxing with friends sailing & camping.
Inspiration for Taking up the Sport
I joined very young for fun and competition. The same two things still drive me today.
Sportsperson whom they Most Admire
Alexei Nemov - a gymnast who has held the old days' style and bravery in his works, even in the modern day sport.

O' NEILL Lauren
First Name Last Name Gender
Lauren O' Neill Female
Sport Cycling
Event/s Road Race
Road Time Trial
Pursuit
WeightClass/Playing Position
Personal Best
Main Sporting Achievements
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2002
2003
2004
2004
National G H S 10 Mile Time Trial
National Circuit Time Trial
Bedford International 3 Day
Aughton National Road Race
1st
1st
10th Overall
Representative Honours
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2004
1999, 2001 & 2003
European Championships Triathlon
Represented Isle Of Man At The Island Games
23rd
Forthcoming Major Competitions
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament
Other Interesting Information
My other sporting involvement is thriathlon. Hobbies include socialising and cooking.
Inspiration for Taking up the Sport
Really enjoyed cycling when competing in triathlon.
Sportsperson whom they Most Admire
Chris Boardman - a clean, hard-working rider who broke the hour record.

O' NEILL Danielle
First Name Last Name Gender
Danielle O' Neill Female
Sport Gymnastics
Event/s Women's Artistic Gymnastics
WeightClass/Playing Position
Personal Best
Main Sporting Achievements
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2003
2003
2004
2004
Island Games, Guernsey
Challenge Cup ( National Competition )
Isle Of Man Championships
Open Championships
3 Gold, 2 Silver & 1 Bronze
1st - Vault
Under 15s Champion, Women's Champion & Vault Champion
Overall Winner, 2nd Vault & 1st Bars & Floor
Representative Honours
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2003
2002
2003
2002
Natwest Island Games - Guernsey
Represented North West Region In Team Competition
Represented Isle Of Man In Challenge Cup
Represented Ilse Of Man In Regional Grades Competition
3 Gold, 2 Silver & 1 Bronze
1st

2nd
Forthcoming Major Competitions
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament
2005
2006
Island Games, Shetland
Commonwealth Games, Melbourne
Other Interesting Information
Other hobbies include meeting and socialising with friends. My nickname (to my firends) is Dani.
Inspiration for Taking up the Sport
I really enjoyed doing gymnastics at school (primary level) and decided to give it a go properly.
Sportsperson whom they Most Admire
Russian gymnast Svetlana Khorkina, because she has so many gold medals from major competitions and competes elegantly and disguises mistakes well.

PRYKE Harriet
First Name Last Name Gender
Harriet Pryke Female
Sport Athletics
Event/s 100m
200m
High Jump
WeightClass/Playing Position
Personal Best
Main Sporting Achievements
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2004
2004
Isle Of Man Under 15's Overall Champion
Isle Of Man Inter-schools Athletics Championships
1st
Overall Champion
Representative Honours
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2003
2004
Lancashire County Championships, Great Britain
Lancashire County Championships, Great Britain
High Jump - 2nd
200m - 3rd
Forthcoming Major Competitions
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament
2005 Island Games
Other Interesting Information
Dancing - ballet, modern and tap. I play violin in the Manx Youth Orchestra.
Inspiration for Taking up the Sport
Sportsperson whom they Most Admire
Abiodun Oyepitan & Kelly Holmes

SMITH Joe
First Name Last Name Gender
Joe Smith Male
Sport Gymnastics
Event/s Floor
Vault
Pommel
Rings P - Bar
WeightClass/Playing Position
Personal Best
Main Sporting Achievements
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2004
2003
2004
Isle Of Man Championships
Island Games Team Event ( Guernsey )
N D P Final
1st
1st
4th
Representative Honours
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
Forthcoming Major Competitions
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament
Other Interesting Information
Football & gym. Cousin also does gymnastics. Overcame a shoulder injury in 2003
Inspiration for Taking up the Sport
Alexie Nemov
Sportsperson whom they Most Admire
Amir Khan - boxer

WHITLOW Christopher
First Name Last Name Gender
Christopher Whitlow Male
Sport Athletics
Event/s Long Jump
Javelin
High Jump
WeightClass/Playing Position
Personal Best
Main Sporting Achievements
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2003 Island Games, Guernsey 6th
Representative Honours
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament Position
2003 Island Games, Guernsey 6th
Forthcoming Major Competitions
Year/s Event/Championship/Tournament
Other Interesting Information
Enjoy outdoor - extreme - sports
Inspiration for Taking up the Sport
Sportsperson whom they Most Admire
Sir Steve Redgrave & Johnny Wilkinson

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