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BRITISH OLYMPIANS

INTRODUCTION

Great Britain has been one of the most successful countries in the Olympic games and has had renewed success in the 21st century after a long period of decline. 

Charts

1. Solo GB Summer Olympic Gold Medallists 2000 - 2016 by Region of Birth

2. Solo GB Summer Olympic Gold Medallists 2000 - 2016 by Ethnicity

Data Table

3. Solo GB Summer Olympic Gold Medalists 2000 - 2016 by Sport, Event, Place of Birth, Racial Group and Height

45% were born in southern England as shown in the blue regions. This is roughly in line with the British general population. 4 time gold medalists Laura Trott and Ben Ainslie were born in southern England. 

16% are born in the Midlands which is in line with the general population. 6 of the 7 Midlands born were born in the West Midlands. Swimmer Rebecca Adlington was the only one born in the East Midlands. 

Wales and Scotland also have similar proportion to the general population. Six times gold medalists Chris Hoy was born in Edinburgh. 

17% were born in northern England. This is notably less than in the general population. Although Yorkshire is well represented as a sub-region producing athletes such as Jessica Ennis. Foreign born athletes such as Mo Farah are 7%.

None were born in Northern Ireland although it's quite a small population.

Most are white as would be expected in a country that is around 85% white. Blacks and mixed race athletes are vastly over-represented due to their success in athletics and boxing. South Asians and other minorities are absent among GB gold medallists.

DATA TABLE
3. Solo GB Summer Olympic Gold Medalists 2000 - 2016 by Sport, Event, Place of Birth, Racial Group and Height
Games
Name
Sport
Event
Town/City of birth
Country of Birth
Height
RIO 2016
Adam Peaty
Swimming
Men's 100 m breaststroke
Uttoxeter
United Kingdom
6'3
Joe Clarke
Canoeing
Men's K-1
Stoke-on-Trent
United Kingdom
6'0
Mo Farah
Athletics
Men's 10,000 m & Men's 5000 m
Mogadishu
Somalia
5'9
Max Whitlock
Gymnastics
Men's floor & Men's pommel horse
Hemel Hempstead
United Kingdom
5'6
Justin Rose
Golf
Men's individual
Johannesburg
South Africa
6'2
Jason Kenny
Cycling
Men's sprint & Men's keirin
Farnworth
United Kingdom
5'10
Andy Murray
Tennis
Men's singles
Glasgow
United Kingdom
6'3
Charlotte Dujardin
Equestrian
Individual dressage
Enfield
United Kingdom
5'7
Giles Scott
Sailing
Finn
Huntingdon
United Kingdom
6'5
Laura Trott
Cycling
Women's omnium
Harlow
United Kingdom
5'4
Alistair Brownlee
Triathlon
Men's triathlon
Bramhope
United Kingdom
6'0
Jade Jones
Taekwondo
Women's 57 kg
Bodelwyddan
United Kingdom
5'6
Nick Skelton
Equestrian
Individual jumping
Bedworth
United Kingdom
5'8.5
Liam Heath
Canoeing
Men's K-1 200 m
Guildford
United Kingdom
6'0
Nicola Adams
Boxing
Women's flyweight
Leeds
United Kingdom
5'5
LONDON 2012
Bradley Wiggins
Cycling
Men's time trial
Ghent
Belgium
6'3
Peter Wilson
Shooting
Men's double trap
Dorchester
United Kingdom
6'6
Victoria Pendleton
Cycling
Women's keirin
Stotfold
United Kingdom
5'5
Jessica Ennis
Athletics
Women's heptathlon
Sheffield
United Kingdom
5'5
Greg Rutherford
Athletics
Men's long jump
Milton Keynes
United Kingdom
6'2
Mo Farah
Athletics
Men's 10,000 m & Men's 5,000 m
Mogadishu
Somalia
5'9
Ben Ainslie
Sailing
Finn class
Macclesfield
United Kingdom
6'0
Andy Murray
Tennis
Men's singles
Glasgow
United Kingdom
6'3
Jason Kenny
Cycling
Men's sprint
Farnworth
United Kingdom
5'10
Alistair Brownlee
Triathlon
Men's triathlon
Bramhope
United Kingdom
6'0
Laura Trott
Cycling
Women's omnium
Harlow
United Kingdom
5'4
Chris Hoy
Cycling
Men's keirin
Edinburgh
United Kingdom
6'1
Charlotte Dujardin
Equestrian
Individual dressage
Enfield
United Kingdom
5'7
Nicola Adams
Boxing
Women's flyweight
Leeds
United Kingdom
5'5
Jade Jones
Taekwondo
Women's 57 kg
Bodelwyddan
United Kingdom
5'6
Ed McKeever
Canoeing
Men's K-1 200 m
Bath
United Kingdom
5'8
Luke Campbell
Boxing
Men's bantamweight
Hull
United Kingdom
5'9
Anthony Joshua
Boxing
Men's super heavyweight
Watford
United Kingdom
6'6
BEIJING 2008
Nicole Cooke
Cycling
Women's road race
Swansea
United Kingdom
5'6
Rebecca Adlington
Swimming
Women's 400 m freestyle & Women's 800 m freestyle
Mansfield
United Kingdom
5'10
Bradley Wiggins
Cycling
Men's individual pursuit
Ghent
Belgium
6'3
Chris Hoy
Cycling
Men's keirin & Men's sprint
Edinburgh
United Kingdom
6'1
Ben Ainslie
Sailing
Finn class
Macclesfield
United Kingdom
6'0
Rebecca Romero
Cycling
Women's individual pursuit
Carshalton
United Kingdom
6'0
Paul Goodison
Sailing
Men's Laser class
Brinsworth
United Kingdom
5'9
Victoria Pendleton
Cycling
Women's sprint
Stotfold
United Kingdom
5'5
Christine Ohuruogu
Athletics
Women's 400 m
Newham
United Kingdom
5'9
Tim Brabants
Canoeing
Men's K-1 1000 m
Chertsey
United Kingdom
6'2
James DeGale
Boxing
Middleweight
Hammersmith
United Kingdom
6'0
ATHENS 2004
Leslie Law
Equestrian
Individual eventing
Hereford
United Kingdom
6'0
Chris Hoy
Cycling
Men's track time trial
Edinburgh
United Kingdom
6'1
Bradley Wiggins
Cycling
Men's individual pursuit
Ghent
Belgium
6'3
Ben Ainslie
Sailing
Finn class
Macclesfield
United Kingdom
6'0
Kelly Holmes
Athletics
Women's 800 m & Women's 1500 m
Hildenborough
United Kingdom
5'4.5
SYDNEY 2000
Jason Queally
Cycling
Men's track time trial
Great Haywood
United Kingdom
6'0
Richard Faulds
Shooting
Men's double trap
Guildford
United Kingdom
6'0
Denise Lewis
Athletics
Women's heptathlon
West Bromwich
United Kingdom
5'9
Jonathan Edwards
Athletics
Men's triple jump
Westminster
United Kingdom
6'0
Shirley Robertson
Sailing
Europe
Dundee
United Kingdom
5'6.5
Ben Ainslie
Sailing
Laser
Macclesfield
United Kingdom
6'0
Iain Percy
Sailing
Finn
Southampton
United Kingdom
6'0.5
Audley Harrison
Boxing
Super Heavyweight
Park Royal
United Kingdom
6'5.5
Steph Cook
Modern pentathlon
Women's competition
Irvine
United Kingdom
5'7.5

Source

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Britain_at_the_Olympics

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