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Record-breaking Games for SportsAid athletes in Stoke Mandeville

News   •   Aug 08, 2014 15:25 BST

SportsAid athletes have enjoyed a very successful week at the IWAS World Junior Games in Stoke Mandeville which ended on Friday with a number of record-breaking performances.

In athletics, Kyle Powell and Toby Gold both broke two European records. Kyle's came in the T45 100m and 200m with times of 11,46 and 23,58 while Toby's came in in the T33 100m and 400m wheelchair races with times of 17,96 and 1:02,40. Kyle won a silver medal in each race – narrowly losing on points to Russia’s Alexandr Chernega both times – while Toby won two bronze medals, adding to the third bronze medal he won in the 200m.

There were dominant performances from Paralympian Hollie Arnold in the discus and javelin, taking the U23 titles in both events, and from Polly Maton who topped the list of athletics medallists (below) with three gold medals.

In archery, there was a bronze medal for Harriet Little (from the Isle of Wight, SportsAid Awards 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) while Jess Stretton (from Hemel Hemstead, SportsAid Award 2014) won an individual gold medal on her international debut as well as a team bronze medal. A further two medals went to archer Megan Fosberry (from Leighton Buzzard, SportsAid Award 2014) who won silver in the W1 compound and team events.

She said, "I am really pleased with the silver medal. After I got settled in the environment and got in to the whole competition it relaxed me then I could just go for it. And it was really good to have the support of my family with me."

In fencing, Dimitri Coutya (from London, SportsAid Award 2013 from Lloyds Bank Local Heroes) won a bronze medal.

There was more success in table tennis for Nicko Anderson (from London, SportsAid Award 2014 from Prudential) who won bronze in the singles and gold in the team events. He shared that team victory with another SportsAid athlete, Daniel Bullen (from St Neots, SportsAid Awards 2009, 2013, 2014), who added a silver medal to his tally after a defeat to Megan Shackleton (from Todmorden, SportsAid Awards 2013 and 2014) in the singles final.

Megan said afterwards, "I think I have overcome a hurdle of controlling my nerves this week, normally I am really nervous but recently I have been able to control that better.

"I wanted to play my best and I am very happy to win the gold medal and it means a lot to me."

Lucy Bouron (from Bracknell, SportsAid Award 2014 from Prudential) also finished on the table tennis podium, winning a team bronze medal.

ATHLETICS RESULTS IN FULL FOR SPORTSAID ATHLETES

Hollie Arnold

From Grimsby, SportsAid Award 2008 from Asda

  • Gold in the U23 discus
  • Gold in the U23 javelin

James Arnott

From Plymouth, SportsAid Award 2014 from Elton John Sports Fund

  • Bronze in the U23 200m
  • Bronze in the U23 100m

Jamie Carter

From Market Rasen, SportsAid Award 2012 from Variety

  • Bronze in the 800m wheelchair

Kare Adenegan

From Coventry, SportsAid Award 2014

  • Bronze in the U23 400m wheelchair
  • Silver in the U23 800m wheelchair
  • Silver in the U23 100m wheelchair

Joshua Clark

From Cardiff, SportsAid Awards 2009-2012 from Asda

  • Silver in the U23 discus

Kyle Powell

From Heston, SportsAid Awards 2011, 2013, 2014 from Lloyds Bank Local Heroes

  • Silver in the U23 100m (European record)
  • Silver in the U23 200m (European record)

Meggan Dawson-Farrell

From Alloa, SportsAid Award 2013-14 from Lloyds Bank Local Heroes

  • Gold in the U23 1500m wheelchair

Millie Forrest

From Preston, SportsAid Award 2014

  • Silver in the U23 discus
  • Gold in the U23 shot put

Mitchell Dutton

From Watford, SportsAid Award 2014 from SSE

  • Gold in the U23 javelin

Nathan Maguire

Fom Chester, SportsAid Award 2014

  • Silver in the U23 400m wheelchair

Panagiotis Mamuneas

From Oadby, SportsAid Award 2014

  • Silver in the U23 javelin
  • Gold in the U23 shot put

Polly Maton

From Devizes, SportsAid Awards 2013-14

  • Gold in the U16 long jump
  • Gold in the U23 200m
  • Gold in the U23 100m

Sheikh Sheikh

From Forest Hill, SportsAid Awards 2008, 2012-14, RBC Wealth Management (2014)

  • Bronze in the U23 200m wheelchair
  • Gold in the U23 100m wheelchair

Toby Gold

From Thames Ditton, SportsAid Awards 2013-14 from Time Warner

  • Bronze in the U23 400m wheelchair (European record)
  • Bronze in the U23 200m wheelchair
  • Bronze in the U23 100m wheelchair

Will Smith (see photo)

From Westfield, SportsAid Award 2012 from Variety

  • Bronze in the U23 5000m wheelchair
  • Silver in the U23 1500m wheelchair
  • Gold in the U23 800m wheelchair

Photo: Wheelpower

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