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The athlete's of today, inspiring the champions of tomorrow

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Diani Walker

Achievements

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...

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Feron Sayers

Achievements

I started sport as a footballer playing for West Bromwich Albion under 12's primary school. As soon as I started high school I went on a school athletics competition then got scouted because I finished first in all my events and noticed I was very quick for his age. From the age of 13/14, I took up the pentathlon which consists of 5 events (LJ,HJ,SH,SP,800M). That's when I gained my first international title indoors on Glasgow. At the age of 14 I took up the long jump a long side with the high jump. I'm the first British boy in...

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Courtney Tulloch

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When I was younger, I was a massive football fan. I watched it all the time with my brothers. One day I saw a player score a goal and do a somersault to celebrate, I thought to myself; wow, I wish I could do that. The next few weeks I drove my mum crazy cartwheeling and being upside down in the house so she took me to a gymnastics club, red bridge gymnastics club I was aged 6. The club talent identified me and told me to more to a better facilitated club called east London, I was here for...

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Beth Dobbin

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At the age of 14, my dad took me to the local athletics track where the coaches discovered my talent for sprinting. After struggling for a few years with illnesses, I finally had a breakthrough year when I won a silver medal in the English Schools Athletics Championships over 200m. Later that year, I moved to Loughborough University to study Psychology due to its renowned success with both academics and sports. There I met my current coach, former Commonwealth 200m Champion Leon Baptiste. I had a successful year running PB’s over the 60m and 200m. I also won a silver...

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Beverley Jones

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I was born in Queensferry, Flintshire in North Wales. I have Cerebral Palsy and first began playing cricket for Wales, I was even in the team that beat England at Lords in 1996. In 2000 I was selected for the Great Britain Team at the Summer Paralympics, competing in the T38 sprint. I’ve competed in a number of sports, starting with cricket and then moving onto sprinting. I then represented the Great Britain Paralympics Team in Athens at the Summer Games and then represented them again in Beijing in 2008. I then began concentrate on throwing events, mainly shot putt...

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Clinton Purnell

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I am originally from Tonyrefail in South Wales and have been a gymnast since the age of 6. I represented Great Britain in the Commonwealth Games in 2010, 2014 and Team Wales at the Commonwealth Games in 2018 and I am captain of the Welsh Gymnastics Squad. In 2010, I competed in the Delhi Commonwealth Games and in 2013 I retained my Men’s Artistic Single title with a clean sweep of gold medals. I recently competed in Norway for the Northern European Championships where I achieved a gold medal on the vault and a bronze on the floor and then...

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David Smith

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I represented Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014, where I am originally from. Now I train in Birmingham but love returning home to visit friends and family and get back to my roots. I Also placed 2nd in the British Championship and the World Trials in 2017 and I was the Scottish Indoor and Outdoor High Jump Champion of 2017. In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my friends going to the cinema and I also enjoy playing on my playstation and watching sport on the TV. I don’t really follow a strict diet but...

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Eden Francis

Achievements

I started my journey in athletics at the age of 10 when my mum began coaching me. I tried a few different events including running and jumping and finally settled on throwing. I was awarded my first England and Team GB vest at the age of 15 and from there, I went from strength to strength, topping rankings and competing in competitions, including the Commonwealth Youth Games and the World Youth Championships. I broke the British U20 record in 2007 and the next year I became the first Brit to win Gold at the Winter Throwing Cup. I then made...

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Ezekiel Ewulo

Achievements

I make jumping look easy! 7.46m indoors in Bratislava, 7.75m at the Aviva European Indoor Trials and UK Championships! I was always an athletic teenager, geared towards sports and fitness, but it was an accident when I ended up discovering an innate talent for the long jump. My first love had always been football, until I incurred an injury that took me away from the sport, and I took to the athletics track looking for a new passion to sink my teeth into. I was led through a variety of sports, until an instructor directed me to the long jump...

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Gemma Gibbons Burton

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I started judo at the age of six at the Metro Judo Club. My mum took me along to use up some of my excess energy, I was a very enthusiastic six year old! I fell in love with throwing all the boys at my judo club, and never looked back. At my first ever competition I cried at the beginning of every fight and had to be carried off the mat. Luckily for me I stuck at it and my next competition was much more of a success and a decade later I was competing for Great Britain. When...

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