Lizzie and Brownlees in Superstars

Lizzie and Brownlees in Superstars

Lizzie Armitstead

Alistair and Jonny Brownlee

First published in Other Sport

Lizzie Armitstead and the Brownlee brothers will compete in a special one-off edition of the BBC’s Superstars multi-sports challenge show.

They are in a star-studded field of 16 Great Britain Olympians who will take part in eight events – 100m and 800m runs, javelin, 50m swim, archery, kayak race, cycling hill-climb and gym tests.

The field includes Olympic 5,000 and 10,000m champion Mo Farah, boxer Nicola Adams – a former student at Bradford College – and Hebden rower Andy Hodge who won his second Olympic gold medal this year.

“It is so exciting to be a contestant on Superstars,” said Armitstead. “I am sure the experience will be great fun and am looking forward to testing my skills against other amazing athletes.”

Alistair Brownlee said: “Let’s see if we can repeat our London 2012 achievements and get two Brownlee brothers on the Superstars podium.”

Jonny Brownlee added: “Having Alistair taking part in Superstars as well doesn’t faze me, this is not triathlon, there will be no team tactics, but we will be competitive, let the best brother win!”

Gabby Logan will present the show on Saturday, between 6.45-8.15pm on BBC One.

THE SUPERSTARS LINE UP

Alistair Brownlee Olympic gold medal winner, triathlon

Jonathan Brownlee Olympic bronze medal winner, world triathlon champion

Mo Farah Olympic double gold champion for 5,000 and 10,000 metres

Robbie Grabarz Olympic bronze medal winner, High Jump

Michael Jamieson Olympic silver medallist in 200 metres breaststroke

Anthony Joshua Olympic gold winner, Boxing (super heavy weight)

Andy Hodge Olympic gold winner, rowing (coxless four)

Peter Wilson Olympic gold winner, shooting (double trap)

Nicola Adams Olympic gold medal winner, boxing

Lizzie Armitstead Olympic silver medal winner, cycling (Road Race)

Laura Bechtolsheimer Olympic gold and bronze medal winner, dressage

Gemma Gibbons Olympic silver medallist, judo

Helen Glover Olympic gold medal winner, women’s coxless pair

Katherine Grainger Olympic gold winner, double sculls

Jade Jones Olympic gold winner, taekwondo

Christine Ohuruogu Olympic silver medal winner, 400 metres

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