Last season was a phenomenal season for me when I became European Junior Champion in Hungary for the 200m Butterfly, with a new British age group record of 2.08.87.
2017 has been an interesting year competitively where I have taken advantage of being able to enter senior events, as well as continuing to progress through the Under-14s and Under-15s. Fencing likes its age categories…..
Shelayna Oskan-Clarke represented Great Britain at the Rio Olympic Games where she reached the semi-finals. As the reigning British Champion, she hopes to retain her title and qualify for the World Championships in London 2017.
It was such an honour and amazing opportunity to have been selected to go to Rio Paralympics as part of the Paralympic Inspiration Programme. I took away so much from 6 days we had!
This back injury has been going on for a few months now, I believe originally I was diagnosed from an incident where my knee ‘gave way’ in a training session. We were doing a high intensity circuit in the sand pit and were all partnered off.
Follow your dreams. It’s an incredible feeling to say that i have reached my goal of becoming an Olympian and winning an Olympic medal. It is not an easy task otherwise everyone would do it however, the drive that you create from within the heart will get you through the tough days.
Emily started 2016 ranked 243 in the ITF World Junior tennis ranking list and 964 in the Women’s WTA rankings. However, in the space of only 3 months she has managed to rise to an impressive 45 in the World Juniors and 920 in the Women.
The membership to the Better Gyms through the GLL Sport Foundation meant I could focus on this part of my training without worrying about being on the road.