On the 1 and 2 July, more than 200 junior disabled athletes from across the UK competed in the Typhoo was delighted to support the event, organised by the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS). Following eight regional qualifiers, the National Championships took place at Warwick Athletics Stadium in Coventry. Wilson Stuart School had 5 pupils representing the West Midlands Region in this year’s event collecting a total of 10 gold medals and 1 silver medal in their respective events.
Last year’s debutant Alina Mohammed defended her titles from the 2016 Event winning gold again in the under 14s F34/T34 class in shot, discus and manual slalom. Regular competitors at the Nationals Ben Richards-Moss and Toronto Robinson taking their total number of national medals to 9 and 7 respectivley, with Ben taking the silver in the discus and gold in the shot in the under 16s F37 class and Toronto who had moved up an age group this year to under 18s doing extremely well to win gold in the F38 shot. Following his debut at last year’s event where he won a bronze medal Zain Khan took gold in both the under 14s F37 shot and discus events and finally to this this year’s newcomer to the team Attaullah Shahbazkail who took gold in all three of his events, distance club, discus and shot in the under 18s F32 class.