• Full Name : Diani Walker

I’m a 23 year old Great Britain sprinter, who competes in the 100m and 200m; I originate from an athletics club called Birchfield harriers. I started athletics from the age of 9 years old and have never looked back since I attended my first academy session with Birchfield Harriers athletics club. I started competing from the age of 10 but started competing nationally from the age of 15 at the age group England championships and English schools championships, where I represented West Midlands. I wasn’t very confident in how good I was and didn’t take my journey in athletics seriously until I turned 17-18, as this was when I started believing in my capabilities to become an international sprinter. As I started believing, I then made my first U20 national final, made the England junior team and won the senior British championships bronze medal as an underdog, which then lead me to competing on the international stage against Olympians and the Birmingham Grand Prix. Throughout the years from the ages 17-18 and onwards, I’ve shown really good progression in the sport by repeatedly winning medals, making it into international competitions to going onto representing Great Britain at the European U23 championships and then going onto winning my first national title. My progression went onto a pause in the 2018 outdoor season, as I had sustained a painful injury to my knee, causing me to not carry on through the rest of the season. 2018 outdoor season is my rehabbing season to be 100% better and stronger than ever, to then continue with 2019 progression and reaching my senior goals after transitioning from a junior.