13 sports stars flying the flag for Derbyshire's northern towns on the world stage

North East Derbyshire, Bolsover, Amber Valley, Derbyshire Dales and High Peak districts are brimming with sports stars competing on the international scene.

Friday, 14th June 2019, 5:25 pm
Chesterfield's table tennis ace is a multiple national champion and British No.1, a two-time Olympic Games competitor and won a clutch of medals over three Commonwealth Games appearances
Chesterfield's table tennis ace is a multiple national champion and British No.1, a two-time Olympic Games competitor and won a clutch of medals over three Commonwealth Games appearances

Here is a selection of the current crop of talented individuals doing their town's proud. Missed someone? Email [email protected]

Chesterfield's table tennis ace is a multiple national champion and British No.1, a two-time Olympic Games competitor and won a clutch of medals over three Commonwealth Games appearances
The Disley racing cyclist and former swimmer is the most successful female British Paralympian of all time with multiple gold medal, as well as an abundance of world and European titles

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Matlock's sport shooter is a bronze medal winner at the 2014 Commonwealth Games
Buxton's Individual Medley swimmer from Buxton has made her mark at World and European competitions, and came sixth at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia
Bakewell's pro mountain and cyclo-cross cyclist struck gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in mountain biking, having taken silver at the world championships the year before. A 2012 Olympian.
Breaststroke swimmer, and former Ripley Rascal, has won World 200m gold, European 4x100m medley gold, Commonwealth 200m silver and set a new British record at the 2016 Olympics.
The Shirland heptathlete was the first teenager to score 4000 points at indoor pentahlon to take silver at the 2019 European Championships. World junior champ and Commonwealth bronze medallist in 2018.
Derbyshire Dales' freestyle skier was GB Mogul Champion by the age of 15. She was the youngest member of Team GB at the 2010 Winter Olympics, aged 18, and carried the Olympic torch through Ashbourne in 2012.
The Matlock wheelchair basketballer was part of the national team to defend their European crown in 2017, win the Rio 2016 Test Event and returned later that year as part of the Paralympic squad.
Chesterfield sprinter who reached the final of the 100m hurdles at the 2018 Commonwealth Games a year after being selected to compete at the World Championships in London. Coached by Toni Minichiello
The Chesterfield-based swimmer secured 50m breaststroke silver at the 2018 European Aquatics Championships. British record holder.
The Heath-born England Boxing's Elite fighter has won multiple medals at European and national championships, as well as an English title belt and represented England in international contests.
The Killamarsh native is currently flying the North Derbyshire flag for England at the France 2019 Women's World Cup. Also plays for Chelsea in the FA Women's Super League.