Knoll swimmer targets place at Rio Paralympics after medals win
talented disabled swimmer from Brent Knoll has won six medals
at the National Para-Swimming Championships - and has qualified
for the Paralympic Trials.
Dickinson, 18, was crowned British Champion over the 100m Backstroke
at the National Para-Swimming Championships in Manchester this
over 300 swimmers taking part, Harriet swam faster than ever before,
achieving four personal bests, to win one gold, four silvers and
a bronze medal.
less than a year to go to the Rio Paralympics, Harriet has also
qualified for the Olympic Trials in April when the British Para-Swimming
International Meet takes place.
won her gold medal in the 100m backstroke, with the silvers coming
in 400m freestyle, 100m fly, 100m freestyle, 200m individual medley,
and the bronze in the 50m freestyle.
a Burnham Swim and Sports Academy instructor, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"I was really pleased with my results - I hadn't expected
to so well! I'm looking forwards to competing in the Paralympic
trials next April in Glasgow."
left leg was amputated when she was just nine months old for medical
reasons, but she has never let the disability change her active
lifestyle. She cycles several miles into work and loves teaching
others to swim.
Cox Conklin, from Burnham Swim and Sports Academy, said: "Many
congratulations go to Harriet on this week's success - we are
all extremely proud of her!"