Charlotte Cox

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I was so pleased to be able to compete in the new II2 Classification for Down Syndrome Athletes at the Inas Summer Championships in Paris.

Thrilled to get 3 Gold medals

I am thrilled and excited to be able to share with you that UKSA and INAS are trailing the introduction of two new classifications one for Autism and the other for Down Syndrome this coming summer in Paris for the INAS Summer Games. This is a huge step and one I hope will lead to the paralympics inclusion of athletes with Down Syndrome.

I have been selected to represent GB at the Games in Paris. I will work really hard and do my best.

Soooooooo Excited

Charlotte

UKSA announce British Team heading to Paris to first Inas European Summer Games

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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