Mckinna’s indoor best

Shot putter Sophie Mckinna of Great Yarmouth and District Athletics Club (pictured) was again on the podium, at the Aviva England U20 Indoor Champion-ships at the NIA in Birmingham on Saturday.

It was Sophie’s second and final indoor competition of the season and came just a couple of weeks after her fantastic result at the Aviva UK Championships and Trials, where she won a bronze medal.

The championship-best performance at this competition was 14.88 metres and was set back in 1986. Sophie won the championship with a throw of 15.70 metres, which is a new personal best and championship best performance.

It was an incredible throw from Sophie, which in turn placed her at No 2 in all age groups in the UK. It also puts her at No 2 in the 2011 World Youth rankings.

Sophie receives support from the Norfolk Sports and Cultural Foundation.

Any companies or individuals interested in sponsoring Sophie can contact her father, Andrew, on 07733 137206.