With a special wheelchair, athlete Georgina could be a champion

TALENTED athlete Georgina Oliver is dreaming of paralympic glory.

The Rastrick High School pupil has represented Yorkshire and Humber after excelling in discus and shot-put.

"But the sport in which she has real potential is sprinting," said Lorraine Walker, school disability student co-ordinator.

Georgina, 15, won a bronze medal in the national junior athletic championships despite the huge disadvantage of having to use her own wheelchair.

The school is now seeking sponsors to help with fund-raising to buy a special racing wheelchair which will cost in excess of 2,000 but will give her a real chance of being selected for Great Britain.

Mrs Walker said Georgina had good upper body strength and needed a specialised wheelchair to perfect her racing technique and realise her potential.

Georgina, who has spina bifida, is studying PE for GCSE.

Her hero is Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson who has broken the numerous world record for wheelchair sprinting.

Anyone who can help should contact the school.