Tue 24 Jul'18

Rising sprint star to inspire Bolder students

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Getting Bolder students off to a flying start.

Imani Lansiquot is used to flying over short distances GB’s rising sprinting star is going to take time out to talk to the students this September.

The 19-year-old Sky Sports Scholar is making great strides and having captained the GB team at the 2016 World Juniors has gone on to become the second fastest British teenager in history over 100m.

“To think that Sky believe in my talent just magnifies my own confidence on the track and in my life,” Lansiquot said.

TOP FACTS

1) Born: 17 December 1997, Peckham
2) Ranked No 1 in Britain for 100m and 60m as an U20
3) Second fastest British junior with 11.17s

Hopes are high for the runner from Peckham in South London. She ran four Olympic Standard times in 2016 in the 100m and was fourth at the trials before Rio.

She added: “In the next four years, I plan to mature and learn as much as I can. With Tokyo in sight, and the completion of my degree, these years are crucially formative as an athlete and a young woman.

“I’d love to be able to truly inspire and relate to young women like myself in sport.”

Let’s all cheer her on at the European Championships in Berlin this August. Keep up to date here  http://www.skysports.com/scholarships

 

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