Lydia’s pride after winning selection to the GB Paralympic team for Tokyo

Peterborough & Nene Valley AC shot-putting ace Lydia Church is on cloud nine after being told she’ll be flying to Tokyo as part of the Great Britain Paralympic team.

Thursday, 22nd July 2021, 9:15 am
Lydia Church.

Church competes in the F12 category for visually impaired athletes, and made her name on the international stage earlier this year when winning European Championship silver.

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“Words can’t describe how happy and proud I am,” Church said. “My family have been amazing with their support, running me about here there and everywhere for training and competition. A massive thank you also to my club Peterborough & Nene Valley AC for all the help and support you have given me.”

The athletics programme takes place between 27 August and 5 September.

Rower James Fox, shooter Matt Skelhon and basketball player Lee Manning are other local athletes due to be taking part in the Tokyo Paralympics.