Surrey Sports Park welcomes First Olympic Athlete
03 May 2012
The first athlete to arrive at Surrey Sports Park for a pre-Games training camp is Nigerian Canoeist Johny Akinyemi.
Johny will participate in the London 2012 canoe slalom competition and, after beating a current Olympic bronze medalist to qualify for the Games, presents a strong medal hope for his nation.
As the first ever canoeist from the African nation, Johny is excited to be able to bring some exposure to the sport this summer.
Johny is just one of many athletes that will train at Surrey Sports Park in the build up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Click here for details of other nations arriving in Guildford over the coming months.