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Athlete gears up for 2015 season

IPC European Athletics Championship 2014
Swansea University

Georgina Oliver (GBR)  - women's 100m T54

20.08.14
Chris Vaughan-SPORTINGWALES

IPC European Athletics Championship 2014 Swansea University Georgina Oliver (GBR) - women's 100m T54 20.08.14 Chris Vaughan-SPORTINGWALES

Rastrick paralympic athlete Georgina Oliver is hoping her experience at major championships and working harder over the winter will see her return faster and stronger for the new season.

The 22-year-old, who celebrated her birthday this week, narrowly missed out on a medal after finishing fourth in the 100m T54 class at the European Championships in Swansea.

She finished with a time of 18:30 - 0.4 seconds off third place.

“The championships were really good but it was a shame I didn’t get a medal.

“I literally missed out by half a wheel,” she said.

“It has not got me down but made me more determined and want to carry on.

“We are now on a break so I will be working in the gym and on the track.”

It will be a big year in 2015 for the former Rastrick High School pupil with the world championships scheduled in Doha. The event will be the last major gathering of top international athletes before the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. She will hope success is on her side again after picking up a bronze medal in the world championships in Lyon in 2013. (Picture by Chris Vaughan)

 
 
 

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