Sam training to test out olympic stadium

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JAVELIN thrower Sam Cullinane from Braunston will be one of the first athletes in the country to get the chance to compete at the Olympic stadium next year.

She is looking forward to taking part in the British Universities Under 23 Championships at the Stratford venue in May.

Sam, who is 21 next month is studying sport at Leeds Met University and will be throwing in front of a half capacity of 40,000 spectators in the BUCS championships, who have been given this tournament as a test pilot for the Olympic Games in July.

The former BUCS silver Medalist and 2010 AAAs champion said: “It’s been a terrible season for me with a back injury keeping me out for most of it, but I’ve been busy everyday in the gym doing strength and conditioning work and rehabilatation and hopefully I can get a good winter’s heavy training behind me ready for the spring.

“My aim is to smash the 50m barrier and put myself in the top six senior women javelin throwers in England.”

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