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Going for Gold: M&I Materials Back British Swimmer, Matthew Walker, MBE at the 2012 Paralympics

June 4, 2012

MANCHESTER, England, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — M&I Materials Ltd is proud to announce that it will be supporting local British swimmer, Matthew Walker, MBE at this year’s Paralympics.

Based in Manchester, the team at M&I are thrilled that this year’s Games will be held on home soil and are looking forward to watching Matthew swim. Commenting on the partnership between M&I and Matt, Giles Salt Managing Director said, “Having the games in the UK is a historical event and offering our support to a local athlete is a great way to mark the occasion.”

Matt, who is from Marple, was part of the victorious 4x100m relay team that took gold at Beijing 2008. This took Matt’s already impressive haul of Paralympic accolades to three golds, five silvers and three bronzes. Speaking about the event Matt said,

“It’s a great honour to go to my 4th Paralympics games and, being a home games, it will be a great experience. But I couldn’t have done this without the backing of my coach, family and friends and sponsors. When I came to visit M&I, I was impressed with the structure of the company; to me it looks friendly and relaxed. If medals were given to companies, M&I would definitely have one.”

Matt will be going for gold in the 100m freestyle, the 50m fly and possibly the 4x100m relay but his strongest event is undoubtedly the 50m freestyle. Since 2009 Matt has become World Champion, European Champion and Commonwealth Champion in this discipline and hopefully with the support of M&I Materials he will become the Paralympic Champion in 2012. M&I hope you will help cheer him on to victory.

To find out more about Matt’s achievements visit http://www.goldenmatt.com/index.html

For more about M&I Materials Ltd visit http://www.mimaterials.com

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    Jo Cooper
    M&I Materials Ltd
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