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Bettine Harris has spent her summer doing as much sailing as possible, starting off by representing Great Britain in the 420 at the world championships in Vilamoura, Portugal. Bettine and her sailing partner Megan Ferguson sailed successfully in strong winds to finish 24th overall in the ladies fleet against 70 other boats.
My summer started with the OK Europeans as part of Kiel week, my first major international OK event which I really enjoyed, competing against the top OK sailors was inspiring and the event ended on a high as I won the Junior (first under 23) title. With the World Championships coming to the UK in 2022 there is much hard training to be had in order to make the team and challenge the old-guard!
17 year old Strode College student and TS5C supported Joe Nelson from Walton has just returned from competing in the European Open Handball Championships held in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The 16 strong Great Britain team were drawn in the toughest group which included some of the best teams in Europe.
Luke Mason 18' Army took part in R.A.F Cosford's Epee open last Sunday. Bearing in mind he hasn't fenced that much due to phase 2 training with the Army, he had a reasonable first round pool but won all his 2nd round bouts. He then worked his way through the D.E's to reach the semi finals coming home with a Bronze.
Corey successfully competed as a senior- the only male from GB to be selected to compete in trampolining at the European Games held in Minsk. He finished in 10th and 1st reserve for the top 6 final (one per country). He missed the final by 0.6 - great experience to be competing against the current Olympic and World champion!
I am now mid-way through the season and there has been some high’s and low’s, but all things to learn from for the second half of the season and following years. As mentioned in my last email, the start season went pretty well at the performance assessment so I was looking forward to good racing in the Super Series this year.
Alan Gloak and all his helpers raised £364 for TS5C on Sunday from the sale of tea, cakes and plants at his National Garden Open Day event. A massive thanks you to all involved.
Bertie Kelly the TS5C sponsored Table Tennis athlete from Bridgwater has been once again selected to represent England. Over the weekend of June 29th Bertie flies to the Channel Islands to participate in the Senior Schools International where he will play for England in both the team and the individual events.
I have recently returned from a preparation series of meets in Monaco, Canet and Barcelona where I swam tough, in heavy training, amidst great international competition, all preparing for the upcoming World Championships in Gwangju South Korea at the end of July.
It was a bit of a hectic day yesterday for Corey as the British Olympic Association officially announced the team selected to compete at the 2nd European Games in Minsk next month! There will be over 4,000 athletes from 50 countries who will compete across 10 days in 200 different medal events and Corey will be one of them!
I recently went to the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow. I swam well and got 2 bronzes one in the 200 Backstroke and one in the 400 Individual Medley.