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David's Gold Medal Success

David Boakye with Mr Knapper

Talented Year 11 athlete David Boakye has enjoyed outstanding success at the International Catholic Student Games (FISEC) in Italy this month.  His medal haul included a gold in the 100m final, silver in the mixed relay and bronze as the boys in Team GB finished third overall in the whole athletics championship.

Speaking about the Games, David said:  “The experience was great and I was really excited going into the championships. Everything was very professional and well organised.

“I'm just glad that it's now over and that I was able to live up to the expectations. It's good to know that all that hard work, time and effort was worth it.

“Getting a personal best of 11.15 in the 100m heats made me much more determined to go and win the day after in the final with a time of 11.18. A very close race.  Overall I'm just happy I've been able to come home injury free and healthy, with three medals.  I hopefully have many more international opportunities in the near future."

Head of PE, Ross Knapper), said:  “This is an incredible achievement for David.  He has done an amazing job of representing St Paul’s Catholic School and his country in the Games.”

The FISEC Games is one of two world competitions for school based sport.  This competition is recognised by the International Olympic Committee and follows international rules. Over the years, the Catholic Schools Sports Federation of Great Britain through FISEC, has provided the opportunity for young people to experience international sport for the first time with many going on to achieve full international honours in Athletics, Football, Swimming and Volleyball.

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