Katie Qualifies For Youth Olympics
Katie Byres, our 16-year old national U/20 Indoor pole vault
champions has qualified for the first Youth Olympic Games in
Singapore in August. She competed as part of the GB & NI
team at the European Youth Olympic Trials in Moscow on May 21/23.
Despite challenging weather conditions resulting in interruptions
and a delay of 40 minutes, she jumped 3m 80 for 6th place in the
final to earn her selection. "The whole experience was terrific"
she said, "and although I wanted to jump higher in the final, I
can't wait to go to Singapore. It is back to some hard training for
me now with Julien Raffalli, my coach and the rest of the
By Fechin McCormick
Posted 15/01/2012 12:57