Athletics: Athletes of the future win gold
MARCH shot putter Dan Tinkler (pictured) has won a gold medal in the South of England Indoor Championships at Brunel University. Competing in the under-20 age group on Sunday, Dan, 16, produced a superb personal best throw of 15.79m in the first round to
MARCH shot putter Dan Tinkler (pictured) has won a gold medal in the South of England Indoor Championships at Brunel University.
Competing in the under-20 age group on Sunday, Dan, 16, produced a superb personal best throw of 15.79m in the first round to beat a strong field and become the Southern Counties under-20 indoor champion.
WHITTLESEY'S Gemma Bays has helped the Peterborough Athletics Club under-13 girls' cross country team to a gold medal at the county championships in St Neots.
This was only the third time Gemma, 13, has run cross country but she produced a fine performance to finish ninth and qualify as the club's first reserve for the national championships in Nottingham in March.
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Gemma was joined by Georgie Freeman and Samantha Longman in the gold medal-winning team.
WISBECH athlete Jack Bingley became a county champion for the fourth successive year at the Norfolk Sportshall Athletic County Championships on Saturday.
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At the event held at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, Jack won the under-13 boys' speedbounce competition with a personal best score of 76.
In his first season competing in the under-13 age group, Jack also went on to win the bronze medal in the two-lap event.
It turned out to be a great weekend for the Wisbech youngster as he was also in medal-winning form on Sunday.
Representing Ryston Runners at the Keith Ward Annual Indoor Trophy meeting at Lynnsport, Jack won the bronze award in the under-13 boys' 60m hurdles in a personal best time of 12.8 seconds.
He then produced a strong run in the 60m sprint to take silver in a time of 9.4 seconds.