Teen wins swimming golds
A TALENTED disabled swimmer has struck gold at the CPISRA World Games.
Megan Short, 17, from Poynton, was selected to represent England in the swimming competition.
She was a part of a 17-strong swimming team which took part in the event at the Harvey Hadden Sports Complex in Nottingham, hoping to win medals and inspire other young people with cerebral palsy to get involved in sport.
Megan came home from the games with two golds in 100m backstroke and 200m individual medley, and three silver medals in 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle and 50m butterfly.
Cerebral palsy affects the arm and leg on her right side but Megan hasn’t let her disability hold her back from chasing her dream of sporting stardom.
The Poynton High student trains regularly at Satellites Swimming Club of Macclesfield.
She also meets once a month to train with other disabled swimmers as a member of the Manchester and Northwest Disability Swimming Club.
Allison Lewis from the disability swimming club said: “Megan did amazingly well at the games with two golds and three silvers.
“She is a real inspiration not only to young people with cerebral palsy but to everyone.
“Megan hasn’t let her disability hold her back, we are so proud. It is great to see that all of the hard work and determination has paid off.”