bp is proud to support para athletes from around the world, including the UK
Over 12 years, the team has grown from strength to strength. Since bp joined the BPA’s family of partners, ParalympicsGB has produced historic and record-breaking performances rising in the medals tables from third place overall in London 2012 to second place in Rio 2016, and gaining double the pre-Games medal target in Sochi 2014.
PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games was the greatest success in ParalympicsGB’s history with the team competing in a record five sports. Seven medals – one gold, four silver and two bronze – were won by Millie Knight and Brett Wild, Menna Fitzpatrick and Jennifer Kehoe in downhill, super-G, super combined, giant slalom and slalom skiing.
We're now looking forward to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, now being held in 2021.
In addition to bp’s long-standing support for the whole ParalympicsGB team, we are pleased to announce that Paralympic athletes Richard Whitehead and Kare Adenegan have been appointed bp ambassadors through to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in 2021. Olympic athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill and Paralympian Stef Reid were previous bp ambassadors.
Richard and Kare were named GB captains for the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai, leading a 41-strong British team. Richard won a silver medal in the T61 200m race while Kare won silver in the T34 100m race.
Previously, British Athletics and bp announced a partnership for the 2018 Müller Anniversary Games. bp supported the games, including the para athletics events as British Athletics continued to lead the way in promoting para athletes. bp ambassador Kare Adenegan set a new world record in the T34 100m race beating long-time rival Hannah Cockroft.
Between 2008 and 2016, bp was a proud partner of the British Olympic Association and the British Paralympic Association, building upon the success of the partnerships we formed as a supporter of London 2012 and the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
bp is also a proud partner of the International Paralympic Committee, the governing body for the Paralympic Movement until 2020.
Within the UK, we are a corporate friend of the Superhero Series. Find out more about the Superhero Tri.
bp offers global support for Paralympic sports as a proud partner of the International Paralympic Committee, the governing body for the Paralympic movement. We also support several national Paralympic committees around the world and high-profile events such as the Baku 2015 EuropeanGames, the Doha 2015 IPC World Para Athletics Championship and the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai.