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Gianni Frankis' visit to Blessed Sacrament School - Olympic Champion Hurdler

The children were delighted to meet Gianni Frankis - Olympic Champion hurdler, when he came to visit our school on Tuesday 22nd June.

The day started with Gianni putting the children through their sporting paces - delivering fast paced, high intensity workouts to each class in turn, for which the children were sponsored. He then demonstrated some of his own sporting skills, and finished the day giving the children an inspirational talk about his personal journey to professional athletics, and reminding them of his inspirational words of success - 'Never Give Up' and 'Keep Trying'. The children even got the chance to see him in action, representing Great Britain at the 2009 World Championships.

His personal bests are 13.54 seconds in the 110 metres hurdles (+2.0 m/s, Newham 2013) and 7.67 seconds in the 60 metres hurdles (Vienna 2013).

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