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

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David Smith

Achievements

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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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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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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