Thanks to Evelyn for sharing this update from Deborah Percy. Those who have been following Nick’s progress will be pleased to hear more. Ed
June was a whirlwind of a month for Nick Percy … whizzing by so fast, we could barely catch our breath!
First came the County (Isle of Wight and Hampshire) Schools Championships (qualifying for English Schools) in Portsmouth and Nick produced a fine throw of 60.37m, smashing an old championship best by over 13 metres.
So Nick will be off to 83rd English Schools Track and Field Championships in July .
He’s excited about doing this event, as he has missed the last two years due to international commitments. But this year ‘the Europeans’ fall outside English schools dates, so Birmingham here we come.
Aviva European Trials
Next came the Aviva European u23/u20 Trials and UK Championships in Bedford. A horrible day with high swirling winds, not conducive to good throwing.
However everyone was in the same boat, so Nick went out there to try and achieve the best result that he could and flew into first place with a solid 58.66m, still over the qualifying mark for The Europeans, (which he has done five times so far) and a 59m athlete finishing second with a throw of 52.46m. Job done.
U20/Senior Championships in Watford was a day with mixed weather, ranging from showers to sunshine over the course of the day. Thank goodness the rain had not long stopped before he threw, as it would become his best throw to date with the 1.75kg disc.
He bettered his personal best to 62.79m.
No.4 on World Rankings
This took him to No. 3 on the All Time British List, extended his No 1 British ranking and placed him at No 4 on The World Rankings!
All in a day.
His Great British kit washed and ready for his trip to the prestigious Bauhaus Gala in Mannheim, Germany.
26 very talented junior athletes were selected to represent our country, with representation from all over the globe. The weather was catastrophic, with the second day being cancelled due to flooding of the throwing areas.
This was very disappointing for some athletes who were unable to perform at all. Fortunately Nick’s competition was the day before when the rain began, and he still managed a fine throw of 60.39 metres, winning the competition Germany second with Norway taking third position.