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26/07/2017

World Athletics Championships preparation at SGS

SGS College is gearing up for the World Athletics Championships taking place next month at the Olympic stadium in London.

On Tuesday 18th July the Botswana team competed at the Bristol and West Open athletics competition held at the WISE campus. 2011 World 400m champion Amantle Montsho competed in the 400m and 200m, the first ever World Champion to compete at the Kip Keino stadium.

Hong Kong Race Walker Jessica Ching will be training at the WISE campus between 24th July and 8th August, utilising the world class facilities in the build up to the Championships in London.

A group of SGS Athletics Academy students will be going on an overnight stay to watch the 100 metre final on Saturday 5th August, in which Usain Bolt will run his final 100 metres race.

Richard Gwyn, SGS Athletics Academy Head Coach, says: “These are exciting times for athletics at SGS College in the build up to a home World Athletics Championships.”

For more information about getting involved with athletics at SGS College go to: www.bristolacademyofsport.co.uk/athletics