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Rhys strikes gold at Championships




Priory School pupil Rhys Turnbull-Bester underlined his status as one of the best young athletes in the country with four gold medals at the Typhoo National Junior Athletics Championships.

The Red Lodge-based teenager won the 800m in two minutes and 24 seconds, before taking first in the 400m with a time of 60.3 seconds.

Turnbull-Bester finished the 200m in 26.1 seconds to win gold and become a triple national champion in his disability classification (T20).

The 15-year-old continued his blistering form to help his team finish first in the 4x400m relay.

Turnbull-Bester said: ā€œIā€™m really pleased. Since taking up athletics two years ago it has changed my life and I have got better and better both on the track and in school.ā€

The two day event, which was held at Warwick University in Coventry over the weekend, is one of the highlights of the disability sports calendar.

Turnbull-Bester and his fellow competitors will be hoping their success might lead to a career in athletics.



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