Paralympians' Club

Sally Haynes

Sally competed for Great Britain at that first Paralympic Games in Rome in 1960 and went on to compete at a 3 further Games.

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That experience paid off at her third games where she won gold in the Epee discipline of Fencing, both in the Individual and Team events. She also won gold in the 1972 Games, this time with the table tennis team. Following her accident in her first season as a point-to point rider, a horse riding show was held to raise funds to help with Sally’s rehabilitation.

The show proved a popular success and Sally was involved with staging the event again the following year, this time to raise funds towards sending the Great Britain team to the first Paralympic Games in Rome in 1960. The show has now evolved into the Bicester and Finmere Show which is held annually and continues to raise funds for charities.

Sally remains one of the show’s coordinators and, the show celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009. Sally retired from competition after the 1972 Games and currently lives in Buckinghamshire. In 1998, Sally was awarded the MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her charitable work

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