Twins take on the world!

Middlesbrough Herald & Post - - NEWS -

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

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