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THROWING THE DISTANCE

EMILY MOSS SPEAKS TO THE UK YOUTH HAMMER RECORD-HOLDER, JAKE NORRIS
After reaching the World Youth Champs in Colombia in 2015, Jake Norris is aiming to win a medal at the European Youth Championships in Tbilisi
MARK SHEARMAN

WHEN Jake Norris’s headmaster heard that his pupil had set a UK under-18 hammer record, he announced that the Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow athlete could throw a 5kg missile further than he (the headmaster) could run. To what extent his Desborough College headmaster was speaking tongue-in-cheek is open to debate, but his claim only serves to emphasise the 16-year-old’s talent.

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