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Bethan Lishman

How I started: I started in athletes because my mum was an athletics official. We were all told that we were going to do a sport, but I didn’t like the uniform the sprinters had to wear so I decided to try Hammer Throw because my brother did it, but also my sister is an …

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Alessandro Schenini

How I started: I used to play team sports while in school but I broke my leg playing Rugby. I decided to stop playing Rugby and realised I was was one of the fastest children of the team so the transition to cross-country was easy. I began training and was picked for Scotland at the …

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Fabio Zamparelli

How I Started I got into sports as a way to feel valued. I struggled at school and I was bullied. Due to my disability I was ridiculed a lot and as a result felt lonely, but sport gave me an opportunity to be myself and prove that I was capable of big things along …

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Adam Hague

How I Started For me, I was always really sporty when I was younger, and I participated in a handful of sports like swimming, cricket, football etc. I stopped attending these and returned to athletics, at my first session back I spotted the vault and decided I wanted to have a go myself. I spoke …

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James Tomlinson

How I Started I started throwing discus at 13 after winning the county championship. To train, I was throwing pebbles on the beach with my dad. After the championships, my dad bought me my first discus and I started training at Pembrokeshire Harriers, my local athletics club. In 2014 I won my first Wales Schools …

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Adele Nicoll

How I Started I was a very athletic child that competed in almost every event. After competing at school in multiple sports I committed myself to Shot Put and sprinting as I started to see that my talents lay in these sports. After a while, I also dropped sprinting to focus on  Shot Put as …

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David Smith

How I started I began my journey in athletics in Primary school. I used to be faster than everyone on the playground, and I took note of this. In PE, I used to love athletics, and that would shine through on sports days! I begged my parents to take me to a local athletics club …

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Rob Mitchell

How I Started I began my athletics journey at the age of 16 at school as I broke the school record. I started my international career shortly after joining a local club and being spotted as an up and coming talent. My first international championship was in Paris, and it was spectacular, I was representing …

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Eden Francis

How I Started 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, afterwards, I went from strength …

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Chris Bennett

How I Started I started athletics in school after a teacher recognised my skills in PE and sports day. I started traning after school, and eventually began competing in athletics competitions regionally and nationally! I enjoyed it so much I began to dedicate my all to it, my passion only grew bigger from there. I …

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