COVENTRY South MP Zarah Sultana visited the city’s Godiva Harriers to pay tribute to the club’s athletes’ success at the Tokyo Paralymics.
Ms Sultana checked out the facilities and met volunteers, senior athletes and young athletes at the track and field club, which was founded in 1879.
Among its athletes are are Paralympics GB’s Ben Rowlings and Karé Adenegan, who both represented the country in Tokyo, with Karé winning two silver medals.
The club’s other recent successes include Alex Farquharson who won both the English and British championships in Long Jump and Yasmin Liverpool who ran in the World Relay Championships in Poland and for GB in the mixed 4x400m relay.
Ms Sultana said: “The huge success of Karé, Ben, and all Godiva Harriers’ athletes wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of their coaches and high quality facilities.
“Coventry Godiva Harriers are doing the city proud – winning medals on the world’s stage, training our young athletes and building on its rich history.”
She added it was ‘vital’ community sporting facilities were invested in to ensure every young person was given the best possible sporting opportunities.