World Junior Paralympic Champion Esme O’Connell

Today saw an absolutely brilliant performance from D&T Para Athlete Esme O’Connell in Notwil Switzerland to become the T20 World Junior Para Athletics Long Jump World Champion, yes you did read that correct World Champion!!!!

Esme led from the start of the competition with a jump of 4.31 and never looked like relinquishing the lead. Esme then produced some very consistent jumping to back up the initial jump to secure Gold.

Esme has had a phenomenal season and this is the the culmination of the hard work she has put in and sacrifice that her team behind her has made to make this happen.

Her presentation is at 11:40 CET 10:40 BST

Everyone at the club is so very proud of your achievement Esme. Judging by the photos she’s a very happy young lady

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Claire Copperwhite

About Claire Copperwhite

A Mum to a D&T Athlete who has run for the club for 5 years, he has traveled all over England and abroad competing for the club. I have recently put my own trainers back on and joined the Road Runners, and to my surprise love the runs, and the social side of the club.