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Charlotte Cox is Great Britain's golden five star at IAADS European Championships




Charlotte Cox with her gold medals from the IAADS European Championships. Picture: Sonia Cox (14773921)
Charlotte Cox with her gold medals from the IAADS European Championships. Picture: Sonia Cox (14773921)

Charlotte Cox was the golden star for Great Britain at the IAADS European Championships in Finland.

The Cambridge & Coleridge AC member took part in five events at the International Association of Athletes with Down Syndrome (IAADS) event, and earned five of the country’s gold medals in Tampere.

The country was in the midst of a heatwave, with temperatures hitting 36 degrees, but it did not deter the competitors who were competing in two disciplines, athletics and table tennis.

Cox, who is coached at C&C by Bryn Percival, won gold medals in the 100m, 200m, 400m, long jump and the multi-event, which featured the 100m, long jump and 3kg shot.

She ran a season’s best on the way to 200m gold, and also retained her world records across all the different distances.

The small GB team ended with six gold medals and one bronze.

“Having the support and training peers of Bryn’s group is what enables Charlotte to put in such great performances, it is key,” said Sonia Cox, Charlotte’s mother.

“It is notable that the European teams that train alongside ordinary athletes and regular athletic clubs are the ones that are improving.

“So we send a big thank you to all of Bryn’s group who have helped Charlotte this year.”

Cox, pictured right, now turns her attentions to the Trisomes Games in Antalya, Turkey next March.


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