2012 Olympic and Paralymic Games National Lottery Balloon Comes To Sheffield…

The National Lottery 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games balloon was in Sheffield today as part of the UK tour bringing lottery funded athletes into contact with the public.

On board the balloon which is specially adapted to accept wheelchairs were Olympic taekwondo bronze medallist Sarah Stevenson, FINA World diving silver medallist Ben Swain and European Junior diving silver medallist Megan Sylvester, who are all Yorkshire based, together with European bronze boxing medallists Gamal Yafai and Warren Baister.

All athletes took rides in the balloon along with prize winners of competitions run through local media. Sarah Stevenson was even kind enough to bring along her (very heavy) Bronze medal from the Beijing Olympics for the prizewinners to see.