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17 May 2016

Loughborough well represented at IPC European Athletics Championships

Amy Wareing and Joshua Bain, both current Loughborough University students, have been selected by GB & NI and will travel to the IPC European Championships in Grosseto, Italy next month.

 The championships, which take place between 10-16 June, are the perfect stepping stone for British athletes aiming to make the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro later this summer.

Both discus throwers, Wareing will be making her senior championship debut, but both have experience of International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Grand Prix’s and international junior championships.

Wareing has already thrown a three metre personal best this year of 27.61m to win the F38 discus at the BUCS Championships. Bain also took victory at BUCS, winning the F37 discus with a 44.71m throw.

Of his selection, Sports Scholar Bain said:

“It's a great privilege to be selected for such a high class event in such an important year for sport. The experiences I gain from this event will hopefully prepare me for future Paralympic and World Cahmpionships such as Rio 2016 and London 2017. I’d like to thank British Athletics, the National lottery and Loughborough University for the support they have given me both in and out of athletics in the last few years.”

Also part of the GB & NI team are Loughborough University graduates Dan Greaves and Sam Ruddock, whilst plenty of others use the university as their training base, including World and Paralympic champions Sophie Hahn, Jonnie Peacock and Richard Whitehead.

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