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

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Jazz Crawford

Achievements

I won my first national title in 2012 in 200m sprint, setting the record as the fastest 14 year old in the 200m in the UK with a sprint of 24.48s. I also won a silver medal in 2015 at the English Schools Championships and a bronze medal in the 200m England Athletics U20/U23 championships which led to me being selected for Team GB in 2017. I then competed for Team GB in Manheim, Germany in the 100m and I was also a 4x 100m European Junior Championship bronze medallist and I am aiming to compete at the Olympics in...

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Kimberley Renicks

Achievements

I have been training with both my father and my older sister since I was 4 years old. One of my main ambitions was to win gold medal in the Commonwealth Game. Under the coaching of my older sister, Louise Renicks, I won the Commonwealth gold in the Women’s Under 48kg Judo event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Since the beginning of my career I have won over 15 World Cup medals with victories in Birmingham (2009) and Apia (2013) and I won the British Open in 2013 and 2015. My next plan was to compete at the...

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Laura Samuel

Achievements

I began getting interested in athletics at the age of 9 when I went down to the local athletics club after being spotted by a coach at my primary school and my journey really began from there. I tried different athletic events including 100m and long jump but I feel in love with triple jump at the age of 17 when I filled in for another athlete at a midland league competition. I began training and after two years i had topped the UK rankings at just 19 years old. I realised that I wanted to take the sport more...

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Leon Baptiste

Achievements

I began my career in football but sustained a knee injury at the age of 14 that forced me to look for another sport to become passionate about. When I was 15 my mother took me to my local athletics club trials where I instantly got a buzz for the track and felt like I could really achieve again. I quickly progressed and began representing my county team and within a few years I was representing at an international level. I won two Gold medals at the 2003 European Junior Championships and was subsequently named Junior Male Athlete of the...

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Louise Renicks

Achievements

I started off training in Judo with my dad, Thomas Renicks, at the age of 11 and I was part of the Scottish Team by the time I was 12. I started representing Scotland and Great Britian at the early age of 14 and was travelling around Europe to attend events. At 18, I entered full time education in Dundee, studying for my degree in sports as well as training in the week and weekends. When I finished University, I became a full time athlete following in my Dad’s footsteps of coaching part-time to fund my training. During my career,...

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Marissa King

Achievements

I’ve represented Great Britain in the summer Olympics in Beijing and I was also a Great Britain Team member at the European Championships in 2007 and the World Championships in 2007 and 2009. I attended and competed for the University of Florida on a full sports scholarship and became the National Champion on the vault in 2011 and helped Florida win their first ever National Team Championship in 2013. I finished my collegiate career as an 11-time All American and graduated in 2014 with a dual degree in Geography and Telecommunications. I am currently enjoying travelling the world as an...

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Montell Douglas

Achievements

I am a double Olympian representing Team GB at the summer and winter Olympics. I also am a former 100m British record holder being the 2nd fastest of all time and I am also a Commonwealth Games medallist, picking up the gold in the 4x 100m in 2010. In my spare time I love going to the movies! I was even an extra in ‘Justice League’ as an Amazonian warrior. I love talking with people and developing their mental health and well being!

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Naomi Ogbeta

Achievements

I was the British Senior Triple Jump Champion of 2017 and also a European Junior Bronze Medallist. I’ve also set some records during my career, holding them for the British U20 Indoor and the U18 and U17 Outdoor Triple Jump. I’m also proud to say that I am the Best Female Triple Jumper of all time from the North of England. My favourite things to do are chill out with my friends and family, and I also enjoy a good dance! I am in the comedy society at my University and I perform improv shows. I’m pretty tall at 6ft...

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Rich Willis

Achievements

I was inspired to take up power-lifting by my daughter, Cherry. We were watching the Paralympics and she asked me, ‘Can you do that, Daddy?’ and I answered, ‘I’ll give it a go,’ and the rest is history. Though I have only been competing for a short amount of time, I have achieved some amazing things. I started competing in January 2017 and in my first year I have become the ABPU Masters 2 Raw Benchpress 52kg class British Champion and Record Holder, the AWPC Masters 2 Raw Benchpress 52kg class World Champion and new world record holder, that was...

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Rob Mitchell

Achievements

I represented Great Britain internationally from 1997 – 2016 as well as being a Commonwealth Games in Manchester in 2002 and in Melbourne in 2006. I’m the current Welsh record holder in high jump at 2m and 25cm and I was also the Welsh High Jump Champion for 11 years straight. Being a high jumper I have to maintain a slim and light physique, so I always eat healthily. My diet consists mainly of fruits and vegetables and I also enjoy helping and advising others on how to live a healthy lifestyle in my spare time.

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