Abigail brings home the medals!

Posted on 18th July 2019 by admin_eightwire

Abigail Birch is a very inspirational young lady at the age of 14, with exceptional talent in athletics specialising in javelin.

 

Abigail was selected as part of the GB Team to take part in the World Dwarf Games in August 2017. Young & Talented Cornwall recognised Abigail’s exceptional talent and financially supported her with a grant of £1000 to take part in the Games being held in Canada. She commented “I had hard competition and fought well against the Canadians and USA. I managed to bring home to the UK 5 bronze medals and a silver in my individual and team events. Helping to add to GB medal tally placings GB 2nd in the medals table”.

 

On her return she found out she had been selected for the National Schools Games Final in Loughborough. Being just 14 she was the youngest and competing against others 3 years older than her. She came home with both gold and silver medals in both her events. The week before she became the UK disabled national age champion at Bedford competing in Javelin and Discus and also achieving a silver medal for the shot put.

 

Abigail went on to comment “Having this opportunity to compete has made me more focused and determined to succeed in athletics back in the UK and really try to represent my country again”.

 

Well done Abigail!