13 Mar East London Panathlon Finals
On Tuesday 10th March 2020, five students from Jo Richardson Community School took part in the East London Panathlon Finals at UEL Sports Dock. They all had a fantastic time and their performances were excellent ensuring that the Barking and Dagenham team got through to the London Champions Final at the Copper Box in June.
Reece, a veteran of many Panathlon competitions won a Gold medal in the power wheelchair slalom event he said: ‘It was the toughest competition yet’. A further Gold medal was achieved by another of our Panathlon veterans Sophie who was on the winning team in the table cricket. Matt who is enjoying his first year of competition this year won a Bronze medal in the poly-bat event. He said: ‘it was really fun and I really enjoyed it’.
Porscha, also in her first year of competition won a Bronze medal after a tough tie break for 2nd and 3rd place with the Hackney team in the precision bean bag event, she said: ‘It was nice to meet Georgina who used to come to this school, she did the same event as me’.
The competition was really close leading up to the final event, the running races. This is where Reece, Porscha and especially Lewis worked really hard in the event that made all the difference as we won the competition!
Thanks to all the competition organisers especially our own Georgina (now 20) who was working at the competition as a Leader. Also a huge thank you to Mr Kilminster who drove the bus and supported the team throughout the whole day. Watch this space for more news about how the team get on at the Copper Box!
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