Recent Athlete Success

We are just over halfway through the year and we have had some great successes throughout 2019, here are some of the recent results achieved by our athletes.

The FINA Diving World Championships have been taking place this week in Korea. There were five GSF athletes competing; Eden Cheng, Tom Daley, Matty Lee, Grace Reid and Noah Williams. Eden finished 6th in the 10m synchro Tom and Matty combined to win a bronze in the men’s equivalent, read more about their success here .

Last weekend the London Stadium hosted the Muller Anniversary games and GSF had 7 athletes competing. In the men’s mile event Jake Heyward came 10th, whilst Chris Mcalister was 8th in the 400m hurdles. Shelayna Oskan-Clarke and Adelle Tracey both competed in the womens 800m and Shelayna came 4th. Unfortunately, Adelle fell just metres short of the line, however she still finished the race in 9th. In the women’s sprints; Bianca Williams was 8th in the 200m and Daryll Neita was 5th in her 100m heat and finally Dan Bramble was 7th in the men’s long jump.

Recently, Elliot Pinson competed in the 4th round of the Dickies British Junior Supersport Motorcycle series and he won both the grid and podium event at the Snetterton meeting. Elliot took max. points from the meeting and now lies 4th on the leaderboard despite only competing at two of the four meetings. Well done Elliot and good luck with the rest of the series.

Jade Mbam competed at Euro’s where GB were placed 19th – Jade however finished with a 41.7% 3pt shot & was ranked 10th out of the players in Europe for 3pt shooting. Jade has now on the back of that been selected for the 3v3 in Italy to represent GB in 2 weeks time. Congratulations on the result Jade and also fantastic news with the team selection. We are excited to hear how your competition in Italy goes.

GSF athlete, Darren Ainembabazi, has received a scholarship for Balboa School in San Diego, California. Darren is a very talented basketball player who is looking to enhance his basketball career in the states. All the best to you in America Darren.

Talented Judo athlete, Mae Bostock has been selected to compete for team GB at the youth Olympics in Baku this week. We wish you very good luck for the youth Olympics and the rest of your season Mae.

Earlier this month Cleo Agyepong competed at the New Balance English Schools Track and Field Championships in the Alexander stadium, Birmingham. It is one of the most prestigious schools athletics competitions in the world where athletes are selected by their counties to compete. Cleo won the junior girls shot put with a new championship record of 13.19m. Congratulations Cleo on your achievement and best of luck with the remaining part of the athletics season.

GSF Taekwondo athlete, Paisley Hillier has had a very successful summer with four gold medals from two competitions. She won both the sparring and patterns events at the BTF National Championships in Hereford and also at the UKTA London Open Championships in Guilford. Paisley now focuses on the UKTA Welsh Open Championships in Cardiff at the end of September and then the UKTA UK Open Championships in Guilford at the beginning of November. Well done on winning all those medals Paisley and good luck for your upcoming events.

GSF iTF Taekwon-do athlete Ellena Lobley has been selected to represent iTF England in 1st Degree patterns and -50kg sparring together with team events at the European Championships to be held in Sarajevo in October. Best of luck Ellena and we look forward to hearing how you get on.

Diver Andrea Spendolini competed at the European youth championships recently. She did extremely well and came away with a Silver medal for the jump team first event 10m platform 3 and half forward and a gold medal in the synchro 10m platform. Well done on this amazing result Andrea.

Sailing siblings Max and Olivia Rawlinson have both had some recent success. In the spring Max entered the Eric Twinname Trust “Zone Squad Championships” in his RS feva. This is one of the biggest junior events of the year attracting around 250 sailors. Competing in an age group up to 15yrs the 10 year old did him self proud coming in 3rd all boys team. This weekend Olivia sailed Filey regatta; an event for all ages drawing 100 boats. In the RS Tera class Olivia won 3 of 4 races to win the event. Well done to both Max and Olivia and good luck with the rest of your season.

Great to see what our athletes have been up to this summer and everyone at the GLL Sports Foundation look forward to hearing about more athlete success for the rest of the year.