How to keep track of DIS alumni at Olympics and Paralympics

July 22, 2021

We’re delighted that there are 10 athletes in Tokyo that we have supported and we can’t wait to cheer them on.

We’ve put together a handy guide of when you can watch them too.

The dates, and the athletes who are due to compete, listed below were correct at the time we compiled them.


On Saturday, July 24, Molly Renshaw and Abbie Wood are due to compete in the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay. If they progress, the finals happen on Sunday, July 25.

Sarah Vasey and Molly Renshow are in the women’s 100m breaststroke on Sunday, July 25, with semi-finals scheduled for July 26 and finals on July 27.

Jacob Whittle will take part in the men’s 4x100m freestyle on Sunday, July 25. Finals take place on Monday, July 26. Jacob will take to the water again on Tuesday, July 27 in the men’s 100m freestyle. Semi-finals for this event are on Wednesday, July 28 with the finals on Thursday, July 29.

On Monday, July 26, we can watch Abbie Wood in the women’s 200m individual medley. Semi-finals for this event take place on July 27 and the finals are on July 28.

Abbie Wood and Molly Renshaw go again in the women’s 200m breaststroke on Wednesday, July 28. The semi-finals for this will be on Thursday, July 29 and the finals will be on Friday, July 30.

Table tennis

Liam Pitchford will be appearing in the men’s singles competition between Saturday July 24 and Wednesday, July 28. Semi-finals for this competition take place on July 29 with finals on Friday, July 30.


Jess Turner goes in the heats of the women’s 400m hurdles on Saturday, July 31. The semi-finals are on Monday, August 2 with the finals taking place on Wednesday, August 4.

Jessica Piasecki competes in the women’s marathon on Saturday, August 7, while Ben Connor runs in the men’s marathon on Sunday, August 8.


Charlie Tanfield is a travelling reserve for the men’s team pursuit, which starts with heats on Monday, August 2, moving on with semi-finals on August 3 and finals on August 4.


Badminton is in the Paralympics for the first time ever this year and we have Jack Shephard competing in heats of the men’s singles SH6 on Thursday and Friday September 2 and 3. The semi-finals for this event will take place on Saturday, September 4 with finals on Sunday, September 5.

This schedule has been produced as a printed souvenir card for our fabulous business sponsors, whose support enables us to help more athletes like them who are training with us NOW and hoping to be at the Olympics and Paralympics in Paris in 2024 and Los Angeles in 2028. If you would like a copy of it emailed to you as a pdf, please contact Chloe Maudsley using the form at the bottom of this page.

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