We are so proud of Rachael Dodds (Year 12) and sent her our very best wishes as she competed in the T35 100m and 200m sprints at the London Paralympic Games. At her first international meet – the IPC Athletics World Championships held in Christchurch in January 2011 – Rachael won gold and silver in the 200m and 100m sprints, respectively. Competing in the T35 category for athletes with cerebral palsy, Rachael narrowly missed her own world record for the 200m, finishing in a time of 36.78.

As a result of her outstanding feats, Rachael was named South East Advertiser YoungStar for 2011-12rachael dodds, in the Sport category.

We wish Rachael well as she competes in one of the world’s most prestigious sporting events.