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Mondelēz International brings joy to Swindon Paralympian on road to Rio

Press Release   •   Jan 19, 2016 10:24 GMT

Swindon born tennis ace, Louise Hunt, has been given a boost on the road to Rio, thanks to leading snacking company Mondelēz International which has signed up the athlete as one of its official athlete ambassadors.

As an official partner for the British Paralympic Association (BPA), Mondelēz International will be backing Louise all the way to the biggest Paralympic sporting event, the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Louise, who competed in her first Grand Slam in Wimbledon last year and at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, hopes to represent the Paralympics GB Wheelchair Tennis Team next year. Now at 24 years, she is at her highest career ranking of 10 in the world in singles, and is part of the Tennis Foundation’s Wheelchair Tennis Performance Programme.

Louise said: “Taking part in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games has always been a goal for me. I want to be seen as a role model for other upcoming Paralympic athletes and inspire people to follow their passion.

“I am extremely grateful to Mondelēz International for selecting me as one of their athlete ambassadors. I can continue my journey knowing that I have a lot of support behind me.”

Phil Greenhalgh, Managing Director UK from Mondelēz International, added: “We are proud to show our support to British Paralympians on their route to such an iconic sporting event. With such a busy training schedule, we are delighted that Louise will act as one of our ambassadors as she is an inspiration to other upcoming athletes and the region.”

Mondelēz International is supporting three Paralympic athletes in the run up to the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016, including Swindon wheelchair tennis ace, Louise Hunt; para-rower, Grace Clough, and British Paralympic Judo competitor, Sam Ingram.

The British Paralympic Association is urging the public to help the athletes on their journey by supporting the Supercharge ParalympicsGB campaign. Find out more here: http://rio.paralympics.org.uk/news/article/supercharge-paralympicsgb

About Louise Hunt
Louise has been playing wheelchair tennis since she was 5 years old and has been on the Tennis foundations performance programme since she competed as a junior. Now at 24, Louise is at her highest ever career international rankings of 11 in the world in singles and doubles.

This year, Louise has achieved some of her best results yet, playing her first ever grand-slam at Wimbledon, reaching her first masters final and beating her first top ten player. She made her Paralympic debut in London 2012 and now has her sights set on Rio!

About Supercharge Paralympics GB campaign
Supercharge ParalympicsGB is the first time that the British Paralympic Association (BPA) has launched a major public facing campaign to generate support and raise funds for ParalympicsGB.

For first time, the British public can actively show their support for Britain’s Paralympians through fundraising, donating funds and taking part in dedicated ‘Supercharge’ fan activity.

About Mondelēz International

Mondelēz International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ) is a global snacking powerhouse, with pro forma 2014 revenue of more than $30 billion. Creating delicious moments of joy in 165 countries, Mondelēz International is a world leader in biscuits, chocolate, gum, candy and powdered beverages, with billion-dollar brands such as Oreo, LU and Nabisco biscuits; Cadbury, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Milka chocolate; Trident gum and Tang powdered beverages. Mondelēz International is a proud member of the Standard and Poor’s 500, NASDAQ 100 and Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Visit www.mondelezinternational.com or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDLZ