Olympic sailors including Iain Percy and Christina Bassadone joined Chris Gordon in Emsworth on Thursday March 27th to help launch his new practice, the Chris Gordon Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic.
During the evening Chris Gordon presented a cheque to Iain Percy for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation for £600. This money was raised through the generosity of his clients and the clinic. Chris worked with Bart from 2004, just prior to the Athens Olympics up until 2010. Chris really enjoyed his time working with Bart and the rest of the Olympic sailing team and felt that he would like to support the foundation in someway in memory of such a remarkable man.
Chris Gordon, who trained at St Mary’s, Paddington, has worked with elite athletes for more than 20 years.
“The success of the British Olympic sailing team when Chris was working with them was in no small part due to him and his physio department,” says Iain Percy, “and I have no doubt that his skills will be similarly appreciated in Emsworth.”
Having worked from Westbourne for several years, Chris will continue to divide his time between professional and amateur sportspeople. “I have moved to the spacious new waterside clinic in Emsworth to meet a growing local demand,” says Chris, “and I look forward to supporting sportspeople of every discipline; from the amateur triathlon participant to the county swimmer.“
(Pic caption) Chris Gordon (left) presents a cheque for £600 to Olympic medallist Iain Percy OBE. This will benefit the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation