In superb conditions, Craughwell's latest u17 International Shauna Bocquet represented club and country with pride in the World Para Athletics Junior Championships in Notwill Switzerland. Shauna won 3 Gold medals in the 400m, 100m, 1500m and took Silver in both the 200m and 800m.
Shauna displays one of her 3 Gold medals (this one was for 100m)
The popular Shauna will be a familiar face to many Galway athletes, regularly competing on the local and national road racing scene as part of her training, but this was a truly breakthrough week for this talented and dedicated athlete.
A Still from the TV Coverage of Shauna about to start the 400m
Shauna started off events by winning the 400m in a dominant front running display managing to keep her good start from getting eaten up by her strong finishing German opponent (see finish below). The two athletes would go on to have many battles over the event, often trading places for Gold and Silver.
Shauna with a wide gap in her first victory
With the first event out of the way, Shauna proceeded to go on a dominant run, taking victories in the 100m, 1500m and a fantastic Silver in the 200m and 800m at the highest level of international competition.
Silver in the 200m
Shauna in still in Switzerland, but there will be a welcome home for Shauna at the track before training at Craughwell on Tuesday at 7:45PM. All who know Shauna from any capacity (school, other clubs, road races) and want to give their congratulations are welcome to come along.
Results from the u17 events are here.