AN ALMONDBURY swimmer has secured silver medals at the World Down Syndrome Championships.
Joanne Kempley, aged 22, represented Kirklees Borough at the four-day International and World Championship event, which was held in Italy last month.
She swam the breast stroke leg in the 4x50m and 4x100 team medley and secured two World Champion Silver medals.
And earlier in the International qualifying event, for the Women’s 200m breaststroke, she achieved a personal best giving her the Gold International medal and culminating in her securing a place in the World final finishing eighth.
She also qualified for 50m breaststroke final finishing seventh after gaining an international silver.
Gemma Hill-Wood, the coach for the Borough of Kirklees disability swimmers and a coach for the GB swim team, said: “We had such a fabulous time and wow what amazing achievements.
“Her outstanding results just shows how dedicated she is and how much she wanted to win at this event.
I am very proud of her achievements.”
The club is now training their team in preparation for the Special Olympics Nationals, which will be held next summer.