A Spencer Looking for Gold - in Rio
Not all the Spencer famiy stories are about the distant past!
Emma Maffatt, a descendant of Thomas Jnr and Rebecca Hooper is in Rio and will be competing in the Women's Triathlon on 19th August.
This is Emma's third Olympics - she won a Bronze Medal in Beijing in 2008 - She fell heavily in the bike leg in London 2012 and did not finish - (She was one of the hot favourites)
Emma has also been world champion in this event twice!
If you want more information about Emma just Google her name and you will find pages of information about her illustrious career.