Which Suffolk Olympians are heading to Tokyo 2020?

File photo dated 31-12-2020 of Olympic Rings outside the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. Issue date

Which Suffolk athletes will be competing at Tokyo 2020? - Credit: PA

With Tokyo 2020 just weeks away we look at the Suffolk athletes that will be going for gold at the rescheduled games. 

Ethan Waddleton

Ethan Waddleton

Ethan Waddleton 

Ethan Waddleton is part of the 12 man squad heading to Japan for the rugby 7's tournament

The former Ipswich schoolboy has long been hoping to participate in the games.

"My first year was when the boys were in Rio 2016 which was the first time rugby 7's was in the games so I was a bit young at the time and wasn't expecting to be on that trip," he said. 

"Ever since then I saw the boys go and do quite well and get a silver medal it's been an ambition of mine to really strike for Tokyo.  

When can I watch him? Rugby 7's starts on July 26.  

Hannah Martin during the kitting out session for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 at the Birmingham NEC, UK.

Hannah Martin will be competing for Team GB at Tokyo 2020 - Credit: PA

Hannah Martin 

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Ipswich hockey player Hannah Martin will also be heading out to Tokyo. 

Writing on her Instagram page, Ms Martin said she was "honoured" to have been selected for the team. 

"Whilst my quads have grown over the years, my dream has very much stayed the same," she said. 

 When can I watch her? Great Britain's women play their first game on July 25. 

Harry Martin celebrates scoring for Great Britain. Picture: PA SPORT

Harry Martin celebrates scoring for Great Britain. Picture: PA SPORT - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Harry Martin 

Travelling as an accredited reserve for the men's hockey squad will be Hannah's brother Harry Martin, also from Ipswich. 

He has previous experience at the Olympics having competed at London in 2012 and Rio in 2016. 

Writing in Instagram he shared nothing but praise for his younger sister and said he was glad to be travelling with the squad and would be ready if required. 

When can I watch him? Great Britain's men play their first game on July 24

Great Britain and England hockey keeper George Pinner.
Photo: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Great Britain and England hockey keeper George Pinner. Photo: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire - Credit: PA

George Pinner

Another Ipswich hockey player that will be heading out to Tokyo 2020 as a travelling reserve is goalkeeper George Pinner. 

He too has previous Olympic experience having competed at London in 2012 and Rio in 2016. 

When can I watch him? Great Britain's men play their first game on July 24


Callum Wilkinson, who won a bronze medal in the 20K race walk at the European Under-23 Championships

Callum Wilkinson will take on the 20km race walk at Tokyo 2020 - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Callum Wilkinson 

Race walker Callum Wilkinson from Moulton near Newmarket is also part of Team GB.

He beat fellow Olympic qualifier Tom Bosworth at the 2021 British Athletics Marathon and 20km Walk Trial earlier this year. 

This is his first Olympics but he has previous top level success as the 2016 World Junior Champion. 

Writing on Twitter he said it was "great" to be nominated for the games. 

When can I watch him?: The Men's 20km race walk finals are on August 5. 


Lowestoft boxer Charley Davison during the kitting out session for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 at the Bi

Lowestoft boxer Charley Davison during the kitting out session for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 at the Birmingham NEC - Credit: PA

Charley Davidson 

Charley Davidson from Lowestoft is part of the Team GB boxing squad. 

The 27-year-old mother of three has seen a meteoric rise to success in recent years. 

This is her first Olympics having stepped away from the sport ahead of London 2012 and returning in 2018. 

Speaking to the Lowestoft Journal  she said she was ready for the challenge. 

"I've spent my lifetime dreaming of getting to the Olympics and I am really buzzing for it now.

"There is no pressure on me.

"I am determined and 100 per cent would love to bring home a gold medal."

When can I watch her?: Charley starts her Olympic boxing journey in the Women's Fly category on Sunday, July 25 against Rabab Cheddar. 


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