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A Paraolympian Visits Coppull Parish

Today Coppull Parish had the amazing opportunity to meet a Paralympian, who managed to win a silver medal in the London 2012 Paralympic Games!


Graeme Ballard came into our school earlier on this year, just after he has beaten the world record for the T36 100m sprint at the Paralympic World Cup, in Manchester. He ran the 100m in an impressive 11.98 seconds! Wow! 

He discussed with us back in May, how he hoped to compete in the London 2012 games, but he had a lot of preperations to do before that could happen. Thankfully, all of his efforts and determination paid off and he was able to take part in both the 100m and 200m sprint events.

Ballard won the bronze medal on his Paralympic debut on the 200m track event in Athens but missed out on medals in Beijing.  This year, he managed to win a silver medal in London!  
He ran the race in 12.24 seconds!

It was great to hear about his exercise routine, healthy diet and also to be able to see and hold an Paralympic silver medal! 

Thank you for coming to visit us and congratulations again from all at Coppull Parish.