Carrying a torch

Hebden Bridge Times: Second chance to shine at Olympics for Frank
A former weightlifter is set to put the Calder Valley on the Olympic map for a second time.
Frank Rothwell, who lives in Hebden Bridge, has been given a conditional offer to carry the Olympic Torch as it winds its way through Britain next year.
Frank, a former champion weightlifter who represented Ireland at the Munich Olympics in 1972, said he didn’t know in which part of the country he would be carrying the famous flame, but hoped it would be in Halifax on Sunday, June 24.

The gentleman in question is Jen's Uncle Frankie. Which gives me the perfect excuse for showing you my all-time favourite sporting photograph. Here is Frank training for the Olympics in his kitchen in the early 1970s:

Training for the Olympics

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.


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