Belbin is aiming to be a star of the future

Future star - Millie Belbin with a collection of her medals.

Future star - Millie Belbin with a collection of her medals.

First published in Sport

SUCCESSFUL athlete Millie Belbin could be the next Paralympic star as she sets her sights on the Rio 2016 games.

The 13-year-old, who has mild Cerebral Palsy, is hoping to compete for England at the Commonwealth Games this year in Glasgow and could also be selected for the next Paralympics. Millie, from Queensway, Lawford, is registered as a t/f38 athlete, the category for the mildest form of cerebral palsy, she has been competing across the country, even being invited to top training sessions by the head of talent at British Athletics.

Despite time off for a broken foot, she went on to win gold in long jump at the England Athletics Senior Disability competition last summer, beating silver paralympic medal winner Stef Reid.

With more medals under her belt she has now become the under-16 world number one in long jump and 100m.

For the full story see Friday's Gazette.

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