Search

Natasha’s in the swim for 2011

PUBLISHED: 11:51 17 June 2010 | UPDATED: 18:02 25 August 2010

A TEENAGE hopeful due to compete in the Olympic London Youth Games has gained inspiration from an Olympic champion during a trip to the 2012 Aquatics Centre.

A TEENAGE hopeful due to compete in the Olympic London Youth Games has gained inspiration from an Olympic champion during a trip to the 2012 Aquatics Centre.

Natasha Sinha,13, from Blackheath, visited the centre at the Olympic Park in Stratford last Tuesday.

She met Olympic medallist Stephen Perry, who won the 200 metre butterfly bronze medal at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

Ms Sinha will participate in the swimming finals at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre on July 3 and will be representing the borough of Greenwich.

Olympic winner Stephen Parry said: "We want our kids to be inspired by 2012. That is what the bid was won on.

"By coming down here today and seeing the Aquatics Centre, the London Youth Games swimmers will go away motivated about their sport and inspired about what is going to take place here in two years time."

Ms Sinha attends James Allen Girls School in East Dulwich Grove and won silver in the 100 metres butterfly stroke at the 2009 British age group Championships and gold at the 2010 London age group Championships.

The London Youth Games is Europe's largest annual youth sports event.

0 comments

Latest Bexley news

Saturday, September 22, 2018

We talk to hundreds of local business owners every day; we hear their concerns, understand their challenges and share in their successes.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Kent’s Joe Denly and Rory Burns of Surrey earned earned their first Test call-ups for England’s forthcoming tour of Sri Lanka on Friday, but national selector Ed Smith insists there is no pressure to become “the new Alastair Cook”.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The 80-year-old, who has scored more than 300 games, earned praise from England cricketer Stuart Broad

Thursday, September 20, 2018

County Championship Division Two: Glamorgan (186 & 78) lost by an innings and 172 runs to Kent (436)

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Kent centurion Zak Crawley admitted it felt good to finally score his maiden century for the county on Wednesday.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

At the age of 15, notorious Bexley criminal Kenneth Noye left Bexleyheath School in 1962.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Kent opener Zak Crawley hit a fluent maiden first-class century to bolster his side’s promotion hopes and leave the Hop County in total command of their Specsavers County Championship clash with Division Two basement side Glamorgan.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A Yellow warning has been issued by the Met Office for the east of England as “very strong winds” are expected tomorrow evening and Friday morning.

Most read news

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Bexley Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Bexley Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Family Notices 24