World Biathle Championships 2019

Radley junior athlete Cici Huepfl was selected to race for the GB U11 team in the World Biathle Championships in St Petersburg Florida over half term. Biathle is a continuous run-swim-run event which involves an open water swim. The event was a unique experience and it was inspiring to join a large GB team who made the trip over and who ranged in age from 9 to 70! 

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Cici did spectacularly well, coming 2nd in her age group, behind GB team mate Emily; she had to fight off strong competition from two South African athletes to claim her silver medal. GB also took team gold ahead of Guatemala.

The event concluded with a closing party where athletes from all over the world had the chance to meet each other, enjoying trading T shirts and swim caps, and having lots of fun together.