Twins take on the world!
SPORTS-MAD twins will compete for more medals as they once again represent Team GB in the World Dwarf Games.
Amelia and Imogen Hall, 11, have already accumulated medals in various sports and dancing championships.
Now, four years after sweeping the board, the girls have again been selected to complete for Team GB in the next games, being held in Canada.
They are currently in Year 7 at Teesside High School, and are spending every spare moment training in many different sports.
The Wynyard pair, who have achondroplasia, a form of dwarf- ism, will complete in the National Dwarf Games in April.
Dad Philip Hall said: “We’re very proud. They will just try anything and just get involved.”
Both girls love animals and aspire to be vets one day, but haven’t ruled out becoming professional sportswomen.
The challenge is to decide which sport to go into, as both sisters shine in volleyball, badminton, basketball, javelin, hockey and football - to name a few.
But while volleyball is Amelia’s cup of tea, it’s table tennis that gets Imogen’s blood pumping.
Imogen said: “School is really helping with training. The good thing is we always get the chance to practise, our teacher is always helping us.
“We train during lunch and morning break. The school has been really supportive.”
And Amelia is the first to admit she has a competitive streak.
“I’m a sore loser,” she said, “We get to play against each other with friends on each team.
“We play a big range of sports and it’s cool to do them all.”
In August, Philip, the twins’ mum, Anita, and brother, Riley, 14, will spend 10 days with Amelia and Imogen in Canada at the 7th World Dwarf Games.
Vicky Turnbull, director of sport at Teesside High School said: “Everyone at Teesside High is exceptionally proud of Amelia and Imogen and their continued achievements both in and out of school.
“The girls are a pleasure to teach. They throw themselves into our range of co-curricular opportunities and experiences and are regular faces in our successful sports teams.
“As a small community, we value each individual’s contribution to school and take the time to work with students on a one-to-one basis to enhance their performance and progression.”
Twins, Imogen, left, and Amelia Hall who are preparing to take part in the Dwarf Games