CBE For Gold Medal Winning Olympian Nick Skelton

Old Wheatleyans Sport

Many congratulations to medal-winning equestrian Nick Skelton who features on the New Year's Honours list.

Former pupil and Team GB gold medal winner earlier this year in Rio, Nick Skelton has had his original OBE (Officer of the British Empire) status upgraded to CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in the Queen's 2017 New Year's Honours list.

News of the CBE comes hot on the heels of Nick's 59th birthday and certainly caps a fine year for the inspirational show jumper, following his individual Gold medal in Rio - his seventh Olympic games - earlier this summer.

Bedworth-born Nick Skelton, whose determination to succeed after breaking his neck in two places 16 years ago is an amazing story, continues to prove an inspiration for future Bablake achievers.


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