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Olympic star visits Clacton school
10:00am Friday 1st November 2013 in News
AN Olympic star inspired Clacton youngsters when she visited their school to open state-of-the-art new facilities.
Team GB sprinter Jeanette Kwakye was invited to Clacton County High School to cut the ribbon on a new climbing wall and fitness suite.
Kwakye qualified for the Beijing Olympics and went on to become the first British woman in 24 years to make the 100m final in Beijing, placing sixth.
After the Olympics she suffered a career threatening injury, but has now fully recovered and is looking forward to competing again.
She will also be visiting the Clacton high school again throughout the year to run master classes and give advice to boost the top student athletes.
Head of PE at Clacton County High Lian Atkinson said: “Jeanette was an inspiration and the students were so excited to see a team GB athlete at their school."