Georgia retains her title at Olympic Park

Georgia Hannam tops the podium after retaining her British Schools Biathlon title.
Georgia Hannam tops the podium after retaining her British Schools Biathlon title.
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A Heysham High School pupil has retained her British Schools Biathlon title at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Georgia Hannam, 16, was ranked number one in her event and lived up to top billing in London with a big victory on Saturday.

The teenager was placed fourth after her 200m swim and second on the 1,600m swim giving her the win for the second consecutive year.

It was a great day for the whole family as Georgia’s two siblings were also in action as nearly 1,500 young athletes aged from nine to 18 competed across the weekend.

First to compete on Saturday was 11-year-old Larissa, representing Morecambe Bay Community Primary School. 
She competed in the under 12 category and had to swim 50m and run 800m, finishing the swim in 53rd position and the run in 92nd position.

It all meant Larissa was placed in a credible 78th position overall.

Sunday saw the boys competing and 14-year-old Shea, also representing Heysham High, knowing there was a lot of competition in his age group.

After the 100m swim Shea was placed in 21st position and he knew he had to give it his all on the 1,600m run.

Putting everything into the second run, despite poor weather conditions, he took third in the longer race to finish a fine fourth overall.