It’s official, after achieving an Olympic qualifying time on May 27 AND securing second place at the Müller British Championships this weekend (Saturday 26 June), our very own Aimee Pratt is going to Tokyo!
After an extremely challenging 18-months with Covid-19 affecting all facets of life, you could forgive a young athlete for losing focus. However, this was not the case for DMSF alumni Aimee Pratt who last month secured the Olympic qualifying time and a spot-on team GB to compete in the Tokyo Olympics this summer.
An impressive race at the Manchester Invitational on May 27 saw Aimee lead courageously from the front throughout. Whilst she secured qualification for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, she narrowly missed out on the qualifying time for Tokyo. However, a determined run the following week at the Huelva International in Spain saw her achieve her goal in a personal best time of 9:25:89.
This has been backed up with a top two finish by Aimee at the British Athletics Olympic Trials this weekend (Saturday 26 June) with the announcement of her Olympic spot being made the following week.
Training and preparation continue for what will be a monumental occasion for both Aimee and coach Vicente as well as everyone at DMSF. We look forward to cheering for Aimee and all of our Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic Team as they compete this summer.
Congratulations Aimee and Vicente and good luck!!
Click here to see Aimee’s strong finish earlier this month at the Manchester Invitational!
Finally we can focus on real progression and not keep chasing the Olympic QF time. Now it’s time to improve the sessions and prepare to reach the Olympic Final.