Special Guest for Christmas Lights Switch-On announced!
Great Yarmouth Town Centre Partership are delighted to announce that headlining the Mayor’s special guests for this year’s Christmas Lights switch-on will be British Indoor & Outdoor Shotput Champion, and Olympic hopeful Sophie McKinna.
Sophie is a local sporting hero, who both lives and works in Gorleston, and she is hoping to represent Team GB at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games having recently thrown a qualifying shot at the IAAF World Championships this year, and being named the “Breakthrough Athlete” by the British Athletics Supporters Club in October.
Sophie’s growing list of sporting achievements! –
- Won 2019 British Outdoor Championships in Birmingham in August, qualifying for the World Championships.
- Won 2019 British Indoor Championships, also in Birmingham in February.
- Silver medallist in both 2011 World Youth Championships & 2013 European Junior Championships
- First British female to qualify for the IAAF World Championships shot put final in 36 years.
- Reached qualifying distance for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games (for her throw at the World Championships)
- Currently ranked No.13 in the world female shot put rankings (as per IAAF.org on 7.11.19)
- Named as the “Breakthrough Athlete” by the British Athletics Supporters Club on 19th
So why not come along to the festive lights switch-on and first day of our Christmas Fayre on Friday 29th November, and help celebrate her fantastic year!
Details can be found by clicking here.