The route of the Olympic Torch around Britain has been announced. The torch will come to Hull onthe 18th June 2012. It travelled through Beverley carried by our own Karen Briggs. Paull is proud to be the home of this former Olympian, who was nominated and selected to carry the torch through Beverley.
Karen’s nomination story
“I would like to nominate ‘ex international judo champion’ Karen Briggs M.B.E to be an Olympic torchbearer in the City of Kingston Upon Hull. from 1981-1990 karen was 4 times World Champion-6 times European Champion-she won 2 Commonwealth Games titles (where she carried the flag for England)-she was 5 times all Japan Open and 5 time Paris Multinations Champion. Karen competed in the Barcelona Olympics were she reached the semi finals, she looked to be on course to becoming GB first Gold medalist when a dislocated shoulder ended her title hopes. Karen is still the most successful British Judo player ever and arguably one of the best women atheletes this country has produced. On her retirement from competetive judo Karen returned to Hull were she coaches at 22 local schools involving over 300 children and along with her husband ex international Pete Inman she runs the Karen Briggs M.B.E School of Judo for her elite squad, and I feel she is an excellent embasedor and role model for Hull and Great Britain and it would be a fitting tribute to karen to carry the tourch for the City Of Hull.”
Click on the video to see the video recorded of Karen receiving ‘The Kiss’ and setting off.
see further detail of the route to LONDON click on the picture of the torch.