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 was not prepared for it to be quite so cold, even the Russian had hats and gloves on!.

We started the week with heats for all the events, I am doing the 200m, 400m and the 4 x 100m relay. Wednesday I did my 200m final, which was a really fast race I came 6th in a time of 33.09 not far of my PB (32.5) but way slower than the Lativan winner (28sec) a disappointing start but I did my best, and have to focus for my 400m tomorrow.

Thursday 13th proved to be lucky for me as I had the 400m final which I won with a personal best time of 78sec (perviously 83) it was a really fast race I gave it my all and at end of it had to be carried off the track as I had nothing left. I was really proud of myself especially as some of the girls from the the 200m were in it!.

Friday 14th – We were not sure if we were going to be able to do the relay as Llonis (our third leg runner) and team member who qualified us for final had to go to hospital and have her leg set in plater. Rachael our other team mate has stepped in, we did lots of practising and we came second, Sam lead off, passing to Hannah who passed to Rachael and I just had to get it home fast and safely. We were really thrilled to get second place.

Wow what a day we all did so well, overall our team of 10 Athletes won 5 Gold, 4 Silver and 8 Bronze Medals, our Coaches, Steve, Erika, Andy and Julia were very proud of us.

We arrived in Moscow 10.9.12 quick overnight stop before our flight to Yosker-Ola tomorrow.

We did a night tour of Red Square and an Open Bus tour of the city.
Looking forward to the competiton starting tomorrow

Bye for now

Charlotte

Really excited about competing in Russia for the Special Olympics.

We fly out to Moscow on 9.9.12. Hannah one of my team mates from Athens will be going too. I will be competiting in the 200m, 400m and 4×100 Relay – I will do my best.

Wish me luck

Charlotte
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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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Whilst the GB team headed home on the 5th, Mum and Dad wanted me to have a chance to see a little of Athens (other than an Athletics Stadium), so we stayed on, celebrated Dads birthday and I got to see the historical side of Athens.

Here are a few of my photos’s.


This evening was the closing ceremony, I can’t believe it’s been nearly 10 days since we were first in this stadium. We are all in a very happy mood and looking forward to the party atmosphere.

Everybody is wearing their medals, we are all tanned and some sun burnt, most have recovered from the bug, and now we sit it this historic stadium exchanging stories. These memories will stay with us forever.

We listened to the speeches, watched the performances, I really liked Heather Small (“What have you done today to make you feel proud”) that seemed to catch the Olympic message.

After the Closing ceremony I left the team to join the family for what would be a few days of Sightseeing in Athens. So I said farewell to Sue (one of the coaches who looked after us girls), and the team and joined the family – Holiday time!!!!