Athletics News – Inspired Iain smashes his PB

02 Feb
02 Feb

Inspired Iain smashes his PB

Inspired by meeting Deaf GB Hammer throwers Beth Sewell and Bethan Lishman at the Stoke Open, Iain who was competing for his club Windsor, Slough, Eton and Hounslow in the National Junior League Southern Premier Division on Sunday 29th April at Eton smashed his PB. Iain’s mum Karen said: “The terrible weather conditions didn’t dampen Iain’s enthusiasm increasing his pb by over 5m to 43.76m. Iain’s next target are the European and Deaf World Junior Hammer records of 45.65m.”

Iain’s new PB is now less than 2m away from the current E/WJR. A very excited Iain commented: “I am chuffed. I wasn’t expecting this PB so early in the season, but I was inspired by meeting DUKA’s top Hammer throwers during the DUKA Trials in Stoke on Trent a week ago. They are good role models. Beth Sewell was very supporting and encouraging. I am very determined to achieve the best I can in the Hammer event.”

DUKA Director Brian Kokoruwe added: “This is fantastic news. We are really proud of Iain. He is definitely going to be a force in world deaf Hammer competitions in the coming years. We wish him all the best.”
Does this inspire you? Read on…
Deaf UK Athletics is looking for talented junior deaf athletes (16-19 years old) to represent Great Britain at the first European Deaf Junior Athletics Championships (ECJ) in Bydgoszcz, Poland. The championships will be from 21-22 September 2012. To be selected, athletes must:

•register their details with DUKA
•be a member of an Athletics’ Club
•have UK Passport
•meet the ICSD audiogram qualification rule (must have “55db hearing loss in the better ear”)
•have results from competitions in The Power of 10 list
Email: [email protected]

Website: www.deafukathletics.org.uk

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