Amy picked for GB squad

Middlesbrough Herald & Post - - SPORT -

A lo­cal ath­lete is cel­e­brat­ing af­ter be­ing se­lected to rep­re­sent Great Bri­tain at the in­au­gu­ral World Para Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships.

Stock­ton teenager, Amy Carr, a mem­ber of Tees Ac­tive Sports Academy and Mid­dles­brough AC, is one of the 14 ath­letes Bri­tish trav­el­ling to the event in Not­twil, Switzer­land in Au­gus.

She will be com­pet­ing in the T37 clas­si­fi­ca­tion in the 100m, 200m and long jump.

Amy has al­ready ob­tained per­sonal bests in the 100m and long jump this sea­son and will be fo­cus­ing her train­ing to peak for early Au­gust and the cham­pi­onships.

A de­lighted Amy said “It’s a fan­tas­tic hon­our to rep­re­sent GB and makes the hard work that I put in dur­ing the win­ter months, par­tic­u­larly in the gym all worth­while.

“I feel re­ally strong and fast at the mo­ment and I have been adding hy­dro ses­sions at Billing­ham Fo­rum to sup­ple­ment my train­ing.

“I will be pulling out all the stops to pro­duce some fast times and long jumps in Switzer­land.”

Para Ath­let­ics Head Coach, Paula Dunn, added “The World Para Ath­let­ics Ju­nior Cham­pi­onships pro­vides a valu­able op­por­tu­nity for our tal­ented young ath­letes to gain ex­pe­ri­ence in the ma­jor games en­vi­ron­ment.

“I have no doubt the 14 ath­letes will use this cham­pi­onship wisely and hope­fully learn plenty from it.

“This is an im­por­tant part in the de­vel­op­ment pathway for these ath­letes as we build to­wards the Tokyo Par­a­lympic Games in 2020.

“For many, this will be their first ap­pear­ance in a Bri­tish vest, and it will be cru­cial as we progress over the next few years.”

Amy Carr is de­lighted to have been cho­sen for the squad

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