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Katrina waves victory flag after five-medal plunder

PUBLISHED: 17:39 30 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:42 24 August 2010

STOKE MANDEVILLE, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 25: Katrina Hamilton (L) and Brendon Chivasa (R) pose for a portrait during the Aviva Wheelpower National Games at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium on September 25,, 2009 in Stoke Mandeville, England. (Photo by Getty Images for Aviva)

STOKE MANDEVILLE, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 25: Katrina Hamilton (L) and Brendon Chivasa (R) pose for a portrait during the Aviva Wheelpower National Games at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium on September 25,, 2009 in Stoke Mandeville, England. (Photo by Getty Images for Aviva)

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BRENT rising star Katrina Hamilton underlined her future Paralympic potential after coming away from the National Junior Games weighed down with medals. The 18-year-old was one of the stars of the show at Stoke Mandeville...

BRENT rising star Katrina Hamilton underlined her future Paralympic potential after coming away from the National Junior Games weighed down with medals.

The 18-year-old was one of the stars of the show at Stoke Mandeville - the birthplace of the Paralympics - picking up five medals including individual and team gold in table cricket.

Hamilton, below left, also scooped silver in the polybat and double bronze in the javelin and archery to cap a weekend well done in Buckinghamshire.

The Grove Park Special School pupil is a veteran to the multi-sport having competed for the past five years - and she admitted she was more than happy with her efforts.

"It was the last year I could come to the National Junior Games but it was great fun and I have enjoyed coming every year," said Hamilton.

"Everyone is so friendly and it is great to try a lot of different sports to see what I am good at - that is the best thing. It is a shame I can't come back next year but I will look back at what I have done happy and with some good memories."

Hamilton was joined at the National Junior Games in Stoke Mandeville by fellow Brent youngster and Grove Park School pupil Brendon Chivasu.

The 15-year-old, right, turned his hand to zone hockey, boccia and polybat and despite not sharing Hamilton's success will return next year. "The Games were really good fun and I really enjoyed playing lots of different sports," said Chivasu.

Aviva supports WheelPower's National Junior Games as part of its commitment to supporting athletes from the playground to the podium.

The Aviva UKA Academy aims to give every child in the UK the opportunity to get involved in athletics by 2012. To find out more visit aviva.co.uk/athletics.


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