Sytner sponsors Olympic athlete

BMW and Mini dealership, Sytner Coventry is delighted to be sponsoring local athlete Steve Lewis in the lead up to the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Steve Lewis is one of the top pole vaulters in the World and is currently Great Britain’s number one.

He has medalled twice in the Commonwealth games and his best achievements include finishing 7th in the World Championships in Berlin and 6th at the World Indoor Championships in Doha.

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Steve said: “My personal best is 5.75 metres which is roughly four 6ft people standing on each other’s shoulders.”

The sponsorship deal is to assist him in meeting transportation needs for training, competitions and events.

This month Sytner Coventry presented Steve with a brand new BMW 320d Coupe. Steve travels between Loughborough and London every week to train and the BMW will help him arrive there in style.

Steve added: “To have a sponsor like Sytner Coventry BMW and Mini is completely unbelievable to me.

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“I spend so much time driving around the UK and Europe. It’s not only helping me to get around in more comfort but helping me to look cool doing it.”

Andy Crossan, dealer principal at Sytner Coventry, said: “We are thrilled to be in a position to lend our support to Steve as an outstanding locally-based athlete.

“Many of our customers will be keen to meet Steve, and we will be arranging events this year, and in 2012, at our BMW and MINI showrooms in Coventry.

“We wish him every success in his pursuit to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Games.”

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The announcement follows the appointment in 2009 of BMW Group as the Official Automotive Partner of the 2012 Games.

As well as supplying over 4,000 fuel-efficient vehicles throughout the Games, BMW is also actively supporting British athletes, such as Ellie Simmonds and Louis Smith, via the BMW London 2012 Performance Team.

Meanwhile, in line with the Performance Team initiative, BMW dealers, such as Blue Bell Crewe are working with local athletes, supporting their endeavours to qualify for Team GB or ParalympicsGB.

For more information please call Sytner Coventry on 02476 600700 or visit

Steve Lewis is presented with the keys to his new BMW by Andy Crossan of Sytner Coventry.

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