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Josh jumps his way to glory

COMPETING at this summer’s IAAF World Youth Athletics Championships in Ukraine is the target for Shirley high jumper Josh Hill.

COMPETING at this summer’s IAAF World Youth Athletics Championships in Ukraine is the target for Shirley high jumper Josh Hill.

The Solihull Sixth Form College student recently won the Celtic Cup Indoor Meeting representing England U20s against Wales.

The 16-year-old, who cleared 2.06 metres to win the event, is following in his father’s footsteps and hoping to qualify for the July event in Donetsk. Josh’s father, John Hill, was European Junior Champion in 1985, jumping 2.24 metres.

To qualify for Team GB for the WYAC Josh, whose personal best is 2.06 will have to jump 2.10 metres.

 

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