Georgie Cohen named Inc. inspirational performance of the year at the Cambridge United Community Trust Sport in the Community Awards
History-maker Georgie Cohen produced the inspirational performance of the year.
The online communications officer at the Cambridge Judge Business School became Israel’s first female skeleton slider at the BMW IBSF Bobsleigh & Skeleton World Championships in Canada in March.
Only in November 2018 did Georgie make her international debut for the Bobsleigh Skeleton Israel Olympic Federation and her performances in the Skeleton European Cup – another first for an Israeli athlete – earned qualification for the world championships.
“It feels amazing,” said the former Bassingbourn Village College and Hills Road Sixth Form College student on winning the award.
“Looking back from where I was last year to where I am today and being given this award by Cambridge United Community Trust, it’s a real recognition of all the hard work that athletes and coaches put in around the local community.
“Having the support of local companies big and small, and the University of Cambridge and the business school where I work, it’s really great to see everyone come together.”
Georgie was aware of the community trust before the evening, but added: “I think the work they do with mental health and disabilities is particularly inspiring, and I would like to hear how to get more involved in that side of things personally perhaps.
“It’s a great show of community spirit and the football club using sport to drive positive change."
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