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    Vicky Silk with Kentish Olympian Dame Kelly Holmes

    Vicky Silk

    Field specialist Vicky is in the top world rankings for javelin, shot and discus.

    The Folkestone 19-year-old represented Great Britain at the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports World Games where she took the bronze medal for javelin in 2007.  Her world ranking that year was javelin no. 3, shot no.13 and discus no.9

    Her exceptional performance on the field is matched by her popularity off it: Vicky became a Sportsperson of the Year at the BBC South East 2007 Sports Awards.

    Profile

    Date of birth: 11th December 1991
    Current World ranking: Javelin - 3, Shot - 13, Discus (F40 class) - 9

    Career highlights to date:

    » GB Squad.
    » Gold medallist at the 2009 International Wheelchair and Amputee Sport (IWAS) World Junior Games in Switzerland.
    » Competed in IWAS (International Wheelchair and Amputee Sport) World Championships 2007, bronze medal in javelin event
    » World ranking as at July 2007 - javelin no. 3, shot no. 13, discus no. 9. F40 class.
    » Gold medallist in javelin at:
        - 2006 Disability Sports Events National Athletics Games
        - 2006 National Dwarf Games
        - 2006 European Dwarf Games
    » National Dwarf Games 2007 achieved gold medals in shot, discus and javelin.
    » BBC South East Disabled Sportsperson of the year 2007
    »IWAS World Junior Games 2011, Dubai, Discus Gold, Shot putt Silver
    »Paralympic World Cup, Shot, 5th
    »1 discus gold in Stadskanaal, IWAS series, June 2011

    How has P&O’s funding helped?

    It has helped me a great deal with my travel expenses to and from competitions and equipment costs such as new discus’s, throwing shoes, shot putt.

    I feel privileged to be funded by P&O, especially going into 2012, it is a great help.

     

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