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Talented athlete clinches East Wales title

December 2nd, 2019
Aharon won gold, silver and bronze medals for East Wales at the Welsh Athletics Indoor Junior Open.

Two students at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools have won gold medals at the Welsh Athletics Indoor Junior Open in Cardiff.

Monmouth School for Boys’ pupil, Aharon, and Monmouth School for Girls’, Antonia, both struck gold for East Wales last weekend.

Aharon also clinched silver and bronze medals for East Wales on the first day of the event at the National Indoor Athletics Centre.

The second day of the Junior Open takes place on Sunday 5th January 2020.

It was a memorable occasion for 15-year-old Antonia at the competition, which included the Regional Championships for East Wales, South Wales, West Wales and South West England.

Injury had wiped out Antonia’s entire 2019 outdoor season and, representing Newport Harriers, she took the lead in the Under-17 Women 300m race and held it until the end.

She won gold for East Wales and posted the second quickest time of the Welsh runners, just 0.16 seconds adrift of the fastest Welsh girl.

Aharon also excelled, becoming the East Wales Under-15s Boys’ 200m champion in 26.08; winning silver for East Wales in the High Jump with a personal best of 1m 40, and a bronze in the Shot Put.

Aharon is having a superb indoor season.

A few weeks ago, the 13-year-old competed in the Welsh Schools combined events (pentathlon) for the first time, achieving personal best performances in all five events.

He is now ranked fifth for his age group in Wales.

Aharon is planning to compete in the combined events’ pentathlon at the English Championships in March.

Antonia, 15, (centre) won a gold medal for East Wales in the Under-17 Women 300m race.
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