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Addingham girl strikes gold at Dwarf Sports Association games
5:00pm Friday 23rd May 2014 in News
A ten-year-old girl from the district is celebrating after returning from the Dwarf Sports Association UK competition with a haul of medals.
Savannah Troughton-Webb, a pupil at Addingham Primary School, received a gold for athletics (throwing a cricket ball), and bronze for hockey, basketball and football. She also swam 25 metres, coming fourth in her heat, completing a full length of the pool without help for the first time.
The games in Birmingham were organised by The Dwarf Sports Association UK, whose aim is to make sports accessible and fun for all people of restricted growth. The charity’s patrons are famous British Paralympian swimmers Ellie Simmonds and Matthew Whorwood.
Savannah has a condition called Achondroplasia, which is one of the most common forms of short limb dwarfism and means she will grow to about four foot tall.