Get back to delivering Gold! Britain’s indoor long jump champion Daniel Bramble – who became an Amazon delivery driver after losing his funding – has Olympic dream revived as Billion-dollar company Gymshark donate £9,000 towards his crowdfunding campaign
- Bramble received £8,875 after the gym company noticed his plea for help
- The 30-year-old had lost funding and had seen local training facilities shut down
- The Chesterfield-born athlete has a career personal best in the event of 8.21m
After becoming an Amazon delivery driver to deal with the financial hardships of the Covid-19 pandemic, British indoor long jump champion Daniel Bramble has been told to ‘get back to delivering gold’ following a successful crowdfunding campaign.
Bramble posted a picture of himself in his new job on Twitter last week, with the message: ‘This year went from “Road to Tokyo” to “at the end of the road turn left”.’
Daniel Bramble narrowly missed out on qualification for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio
The 30-year-old had lost his funding and seen local training facilities closed due to the pandemic.
However, the 8.21m jumper hit his £12,000 funding target on GoFundMe after receiving a £8,875 donation from the Gymshark clothing company and his Olympic dream is now back on track.
A direct message on Twitter to Bramble from Gymshark read: ‘We wanted you know that we saw your tweet and were super inspired by your story.
Ben Francis co-founded Solihull-based Gymshark in 2012 and it is now a billion-dollar company
‘We knew we had to help you achieve your dream in any way we could and thought we’d start by making a donation to your gofundme page, so you can quit delivering parcels and get back to delivering gold.
‘We look forward to seeing you in Tokyo.’