The finals of the Sainsbury’s 2012 School Games took place earlier this week with the last day of competition taking place at the Olympic Park on Wednesday.
School-age athletes from across the country took to the Olympic Stadium, Velodrome and Aquatics Centre for the experience of a lifetime, with Sportsister lucky enough to witness the action.
It was an exciting day in the Aquatics Centre, with Wales’ Siwan Thomas-Howells clinching two gold medals in both her races. The 15-year-old came up trumps in both the 200m freestyle, the opening race of the meet, and the 100m freestyle.
We managed to catch Siwan for a pool-side chat following her 100m race to talk support, success and role models. Want to know who inspires her? Check out our video interview below!
Backed by National Lottery funding from Sport England and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, the Sainsbury’s 2012 School Games is a multi-sport event for 1,600 elite young athletes.
The Sainsbury’s 2012 School Games finals event in May is one part of the wider year round School Games initiative, which uses the inspiration of London’s Olympics and Paralympics to transform competitive sport in schools and get more people playing sport.
To find out more about the Sainsbury’s 2012 School Games visit www.2012schoolgames.com.
Jessica Whittington, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine