Charlotte Cox

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I am just back from Florence where I represented GB at the ‘Trisomy Games’. The games which started on 15.7.2016 through to 22.7.16 was attended by 36 countries with athletes competing in Athletics, Swimming, Table Tennis, Judo, Gymnastics and Football http://www.trisomegames2016.org

I was really pleased with my performance where I won 5 Gold medals and 1 bronze and set two new world records in the 400m and Triathlon (100m Longjump and Shot Put).

My individual events were
100m 15.7 (Gold)
200m 33 (Gold)
400m 1.17.60 (Gold)
Longjump 2.72 (Gold)
Triathlon 2091 points (Gold)
Shot put 4.17 (Bronze)

I had a great time with my team mates:
Mikael Undrom, Mark Palmer and Michael McKinlay – we ran an awesome relay!

I have just returned from South Africa with Team GB, we had a great competition and came 5th overall, but we were thrilled with our medal haul of 5 gold medal and 3 bronze medals.

I was really pleased with all of my events and got a season best performance in all, thrilled to get 5 gold medals in my events
100m, 200m, 400m, Longjump and Triathlon (100m, longjump & 3kg shot)

I was also very proud to be honored with the female performer of the games.

Here are some photos:


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This year has seemed really long as my big competition is not until November when I go with the rest of the GB team to South Africa for the IAADS world Championships.

I am grateful to all my peers who competed at the DSE Regional Championships in May and Mencap Nationals in June, to give me some really good competition in prep for the games. At the DSE I came third to Hollie and Hettie and again in Mencap.

I am now stepping up my training and hope to do my best for club and coach.

I was really pleased to hear that team GB did so well in LA for the Special Olympic and great to hear that St Albans athlete did so well. I was there in spirit watching from the hoarding!

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Following on from my good start at the DSE regional championships in Chelmsford, I has just returned from the IAADS (International Association of Athletes with Down Syndrome) European Championships in Portugal.

Team GB had a really good competition and I am very pleased with my 5 gold medals for all the events I competed in, 100m, 200m, 400m, Longjump and for the first time the Triathlon (100m, Longjump and Shot). Mum suggested I try the Triathlon as they include my events and I am so pleased I did as I set a new world record for this event, as well as retaining my world records in all my other events.

Team GB came fourth overall (1st Portugal, 2nd Italy and 3rd Turkey), after the competition Mum, Dad and I stayed on for a few days to explore the beautiful city of Porto – really good and the port is very nice I liked the White port (but only after the competition had finished!)

My next competition is now the Mencap Nationals in Manchester in June.

Day one of competition and I did the 100m winning my first gold in a time on 15.56 (second place was 19.19) in torrential rain.

Day Two and I did the 400m winning my second gold with a time of 1.24 (second place was 1.44)

Day Three and I did the 200m winning my third gold in a time of 33.13 not a pb but a seasons best (second place was 41.24)
Also did the Longjump with 2.48 (second place was 2.43) but myself and the girl who came second usually jump around 2.90 & 2.80 respectively so we were abit of the mark.

Arrived in the Azores, no sunshine yet but lots of rain and floods, feels like being at home in England.

We have a few days to get sorted before the competition, so we are off Whale watching!

Training for the competition. Will keep you posted how it goes.

Wish me luck

Charlotte
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Hello everyone I know my blog has been quiet recently, but I have been busy and keeping up with my training schedule.

I have an indoor competition at Lee Valley in April its for the Special Olympics and I am looking forward to that as it will show me what I need to work on in preparation for the world championships in the Azores in May.

I will keep you posted.

Charlotte
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Went to Salisbury for a GB training Camp day for the IAADS – Team is being selected to go to the World Games in May 2012 at the Azores.

We had to do a full training session with very specific activities like press ups, running around cones, longjump, shot put and then race the 100m, 200m 400m or 800m (fortunately I did the 400). Had a good day which came at the end of a long but very rewarding season.

On the way home Dad stopped off at Stonehenge it was my first time to see it, Mum said last time she was there you could walk around the actual stones, maybe she helped put them up!!

Looking forward to next Saturday the Toft Party!

We had an early start today.   I did my longjump first, only managed 2.45 which against my pb of 2.90 was not as good as I wanted, but it was enough to secure 1st position and I got my third gold medal

My last event was the 400m, not one of my favourites and it was very hot, I really surprised myself with my time of 1.23 my previous pb was 1.39 so winning my fourth gold medal with a pb and a new world record was a very good high to end the games on.

4 Gold Medals from IAADS European Championships - Sardinia June 2011

Sardinia has been great, overall the GB team came 3rd so we got to bring home a really lovely trophy.   The Italians were great hosts, gave us a brilliant competition and treated us very very well.

Had to leave before the closing ceremony to catch a flight home as I have a important appointment tomorrow but more of that later.