Congratulations to Liam Tancock and Carl Johnson, the latest inductees into the Loughborough Sport Hall of Fame.
Prior to the annual Loughborough International Athletics taking place a VIP Reception was held in Clyde Williams Building to induct two new members into the Loughborough Sport Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame celebrates the outstanding achievements of athletes and coaches who have made a significant contribution to sport beyond Loughborough and this year’s inductees were Carl Johnson (Performance coach, athletics) and Liam Tancock (Performance athlete, swimming).
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Allison welcomed and presented the inductees with a commemorative framed picture for the occasion, and alumnus and Sports Journalist Mihir Bose conducted a Q&A session with each of the new inductees.
Afterwards, guests made their way to the LIA where they enjoyed the rest of the day in the sunshine and the chance to reminisce with friends whilst watching other incredible athletes in action at the LIA.
Liam Tancock graduated from the University in 2011 having studied Sports Science at Loughborough College. Liam is Great Britain’s most successful male swimmer of the past decade, having won medals at four consecutive FINA World Championships.
Tancock is also a double Olympian, making the finals in both the 100m Backstroke and 200m Individual Medley at Beijing 2008, then finishing fifth in the 100m Backstroke and fourth in the 4x100m medley relay at London 2012.
He currently trains and swims at Loughborough, and is coached by James Gibson who is already a member of the Hall of Fame.
Carl Johnson graduated from the University in 1959 having studied Geography and Practical Physical Education at Loughborough College.
Johnson represented the college at both Rugby and Basketball, and he has a wealth of experience in coaching. Carl coached 35 athletes to, or at, International level, most notably Meg Ritchie (Discus British Record Holder) and Jonathan Edwards (Triple Jump World Record Holder).
He was accorded British ‘Coach of the Year’ in 1995, and he was also awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Physical Education Association of the United Kingdom. Johnson has published many books and articles, and made numerous presentations for organisations, providing an excellent guide for teachers and coaches from grass-roots to elite level.