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Golden girl Shelby wins fab four

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By Fiona Reid
Golden girl Shelby wins fab four

WHEELCHAIR racer extraordinaire Shelby Watson struck gold four times at the Typhoo National Junior Athletics Championships 2015 at the weekend.

Johnstonebridge teen Shelby, aT33 wheelchair racer, scooped gold in the 100, 200, 400 and 800m races in her category.

Shelby, 17, trains twice a day, six times a week and earlier this year she took gold in the London Marathon u17s.

She said: “The finals are a great opportunity for athletes and families to meet each other as well as to compete.

“Wheelchair racing has become a massive part of my life and is a constant inspiration for me. “All the athletes are incredibly grateful to organisations like Typhoo because without their support, the competitions just wouldn’t exist.”

Scottish Disability Squad team manager Robert Paterson, said: “This success is down to the hard work and dedication of the athletes and the coaches and they deserve every success.

“They all have their own personal story to tell of how they have they achieved their success and they have definitely made their country proud.”

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