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Hampshire Talented Athlete September Update

Athletics


Adam Jones competed in the England Under 15/17 championships in Bedford, winning the gold medal in High Jump, as well as winning the silver medal in Triple Jump with a new personal best of 12.64m. He also finished 4th in the Long Jump, and 7th in the 100m final.

Kierra Barker represented Hampshire at the UK Senior Intercounties Championships and won the high jump with a personal best jump of 1.77m.

Olivia Breen competed in the IPC World Championships in Lyon in July. She reached the final of both the 100m and 200m events, and came 5th in both.

Leanne Davies followed her silver medal in the English Schools Athletics Championships with a Silver medal for England in the Home Countries Schools Track and Field International, in Dublin.

Isobel Pooley jumped 1.79m to win the High Jump at the Jumps and Throws Festival at the Beford International stadium. She went on to clear 1.91m, higher than she had ever jumped before.

Boccia


David Hill captained the England Boccia squad to 3rd place in the Cheshire Boccia International, in Wigan. He then became the first champion of the Treloar Boccia Open.

Basketball


Lauren Milligan captained the England Under 18 women in their first taste of Division A bastball at the European Championships in Croatia. They faced tough competition including the Spanish team who are U16, U18 and U20 European Champions.

Canoeing


Will Smith and his C2 partner went to the Junior World Championships in Liptovsky, Slovakia. They came 24th in the individual race, and 5th in the team. They then competed in the Junior European Chamionships in Burg St. Maurice, coming 14th individually and 5th again in the team race, but with just 2.93 seconds separating them and 1st. Will has been promoted to the Premier Division of the C1 event, meaning he is amongst the best in the country.

Emily Hewitt won the Under 18 C1 race to become U18 C1 National Marathon Champion at the British National Championships. She competed in the men's race as there is no female category. She and her partner then got a silver medal in the Under 23 Ladies K2 race.

Cycling


George Warner
made the final of the men's British BMX Championships, in Birmingham, finishing 8th.

Gymnastics


Dan Johnson qualified for his fourth successive British National Trampoline Championships, being held in the LG Arena. Despite being knocked unconscious the day before, he participated and went on to win a silver medal, to finish the season number two in the country.

Modern Pentathlon


Mat Dewey won the South East Regional Pentathlon at the ACS International School in Sussex.

Bradley Sutton finished 11th overall in the European Continental and Youth Olympic Qualifier.

Netball


Yasmin Parsons won the Super League with Team Bath, beating Celtic Dragons in the final. She was then selected to travel to Australia and Jamaica for test series against both of those countries. She was selected in the final England squad of 12 for the Under 21 World Championships.

Rowing


Xanthe Weatherhead came 6th in the Women's Junior Single Scull and 7th in the Women's Junior Double Sculls at the National Championships in August.

Sailing


Luke Burywood competed for Team GBR in the 420 Junior European Championships in North Wales, he and his sailing partner coming 5th overall. They were the 3rd best European boat and 1st GBR.

Ruth Allen achieved a podium position with her crew in the 29er world championships, coming 3rd of the ladies overall. At the National Championships she and her crew retained their ladies National Champions title.

Milo Gill-Taylor won the GBR selection trials for the second year in a row, so represented GBR at the Optimist World Championships at Lake Garda in Italy. Milo was the top placed British sailor, and finished 43rd overall. He also won a team bronze medal, something that a British team had never achieved before. He then went to the Optimist and British Open Championships, and won, so became the British and Open Optimist Champion. He travelled to Dublin after that for the Optimist Irish Championships, and won there too.

Triathlon


Richard Allen came second in the Triathlon England Aquathlon Championships in August.

Emma Pallant won the British Super Series, and competed in her first World Series, in Stockholm. This earned her enough points for a world ranking, meaning she will now compete at Hyde Park, in the World Championship Series Final.

Water Polo


Gina Lay won the Tri Nation tournament playing for the Wales Junior Ladies, and has been invited to join the Senior Ladies team.

Wheelchair Tennis


Ian Payne
is now 26th in the adult world rankings for Wheelchair Tennis at the age of 16.


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