Hannah wins Bronze

Hannah Lewington is now hoping that her injury problems are now firmly behind her after winning a bronze medal at the England Athletics U17 Championships.

The 16–year–old Swindon Harrier has been hampered this season with an injury that was first thought to be an issue with her elbow but was later diagnosed to be more complex.

Fortunately, leading expert Gordon Bosworth sorted out the issue and having now added bronze to her English Schools' Championships silver in July Lewington appears to be on the way back.

"Hannah could not compete or train properly in the early part of the season because of what we thought was initially an injury with her elbow," said her father Jamie Lewington.

"Fortunately, Hannah's coach (Tom Dobbin) knows Gordon who treated Goldie Sayers (three–times Olympian and ex GB international) and he is known as the go–to guy for javelin throwers.

"It is not easy to get to see him as he is very much in demand but we saw him at his clinic near Oxford and he quickly worked out what Hannah's problem was.

"It was a massive relief for her so she was very happy with her bronze medal at Bedford."

Moreover, Lewington's throw of 46.50m was her best in two years and just five centimetres before her personal best.

All being well she may yet beat that in September when takes part in a specialist javelin competition in Chelmsford, which will be her last competition in the U17s before moving up into the junior under 20 ranks next summer.