Sam Oldham

Olympic Gymnast

  • About Sam
    Sam was a really hyperactive child and was getting into trouble at school as he struggled to contain his energy. A school teacher suggested to his mum that she should take him along to the local gymnastics club. Sam has now been doing gymnastics for two decades and was part of the team that won the historic Bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympics.
  • Sam's motto
    "Life's going to throw punches at you every step of the way. You have to learn how to roll with them, dodge them and every now and then throw one back."
  • Sam's greatest high
    The car journey home from the Rio 2016 Olympic trials with his little brother.
  • What next?
    Please show the video to the children at least 2 weeks before Amy's visit to introduce the event