Podium finish in international event
9th June 2009 10:37am - Return to press releases
Talented East Riding College student Chloe Smyrk won a bronze medal in her first international track and field meeting.
Chloe (pictured, far right), 18, from Bridlington, went up against promising young athletes from across Europe in the 2009 Malta International Invitational Meeting, representing the north of England.
Despite it being her first time competing at that level, Chloe came third in the discus contest and fourth in javelin.
Chloe, who is ranked seventh in the UK for discus, will now work towards her dream of competing in the London 2012 Olympic Games.
She said: "It was quite nerve-wracking to go to Malta and compete at this level for the first time but I was delighted with my performance.
"My aim now is to continue working hard on my consistency and distance, and give myself a real chance of competing in London 2012."
Chloe is currently in year one of the National Diploma in Sport at East Riding College's Bridlington campus.
She has been sharing her expertise by conducting discus coaching sessions for other students as part of her course.
Her tutor, Alex Bell, said: "This was a major athletics meeting with some of the best young athletes from all over Europe so Chloe did really well to finish on the podium.
"She is one of the most promising athletes we have had at East Riding College and we are really behind her ambition to compete at London 2012."
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