Angels delight: Olympic sextet aim for sky in Sportsmail shoot
The Olympic slogan may be ‘faster, higher, stronger’ but it seems these angelic Olympic hopefuls took that a little too literally.
The sextet dressed up as Christmas angels for Sportsmail’s award-winning photographer Andy Hooper to create this stunning image. No doubt they will all be floating on air again if they win Olympic medals in the summer.
On a wing and a prayer: (from left) Hannah England, Hollie Avil, Jenna Randall, Louise Hazel, Frayje Prentice, and Lizzie Armistead
HANNAH ENGLAND 24, Athlete
Middle-distance runner who won 1500m silver at the World Championships in Daegu this summer — thanks to a stunning final 100m where she gained five places. Former national junior champion over the same distance. Went to 2008 Olympics as a reserve but did not get to compete.
HOLLIE AVIL 21, Triathlete
World and European junior triathlon champion in 2007 and competed at the Beijing Games a year later but suffered from a vomiting bug. She is the youngest athlete to reach the podium at successive debut World Cup races. One of 12 female athletes to pose in lingerie for a 2012 charity calendar.
JENNA RANDALL 23, Synchronised swimmer
In Beijing she and partner Olivia Allison become the first GB synchro swimmers to compete at an Olympics Games since Barcelona in 1992. They placed 14th. Won two silver medals at last year’s Commonwealth Games and silver in women’s solo event at 2006 Commonwealth Games.
LOUISE HAZEL 26, Heptathlete
Won gold in Delhi last year at the Commonwealth Games at her fourth major championships with a personal best of 6,156 points. Made her senior debut in 2006 at the European Championships, lining up in the 100m hurdles and 200m alongside Carolina Kluft.
FRAYJE PRENTICE 21, Modern pentathlete
Won individual bronze and helped Great Britain retain the team gold medal at the Modern Pentathlon Junior World Championships in Argentina last month. Won team gold at the Junior World Championships last year and silver at senior level in 2010.
ELIZABETH ARMISTEAD 23, Cyclist
World champion British track and road-racing cyclist. At the 2009 Track World Championships, in only her second appearance at a senior world event, she won gold in the team pursuit. She has also won Under 23 gold at the British National Road Race championships and silver in the senior category.
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