Amy Thompson believes ensuing success on the junior stage might lay the muse for swarming in a pair of Paralympic medals in Los Angeles 2028.
Thompson, 15, competes in each discus and shot put, already assembly the qualification distance for the English senior crew within the former occasion and solely missed the discus qualification distance by 0.03 metres.
And with a transparent long-term objective in Los Angeles 2028, the Liverpool athlete is definitely heading in the right direction.
Within the quick time period, Thompson has the World Junior Paralympic Championships in thoughts, in addition to incomes a spot within the youth expertise program and a spot on the British Athletics Futures Academy.
She stated: “I am wanting ahead to moving into the youth expertise program after which the British Athletics Futures Academy.
“I am simply hoping for it after which, I will work on coaching over the winter.
“I will do some indoor competitions after which transfer on to the out of doors season subsequent yr.”
Thompson is a member of Ald’s Rising Stars program, an initiative that gives monetary rewards to twenty younger athletes to assist cowl coaching and competitors prices, whereas offering private improvement alternatives to a number of athletes by way of workshop classes.
The Merseyside star will flip 18 two weeks earlier than the Paris 2024 Paralympic Video games, making journey throughout the English Channel most unlikely.
However 4 years later, a hop throughout the pond to Los Angeles for Thompson is greater than only a objective—as an alternative, a dream in his quest to attain greatness.
“I simply wish to go to extra worldwide competitions and obtain what I need,” Thompson stated.
“Clearly the 2028 Paralympics is my objective.
“I simply wish to obtain what’s finest.”
As an Aldi Rising Stars athlete, Thompson will obtain monetary assist by way of Aldi in addition to a month-to-month meals voucher that she hopes for coaching, competitions, and future Olympic Video games.
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After attending an unique Tasting Kitchen workshop at Aldi headquarters in Atherstone, Thompson admitted that she extremely appreciates the sponsorship and that it’ll assist her fulfill her potential on the large stage.
She continued: “I am grateful for that as a result of I did not know you could possibly be sponsored, or supported like this by being so younger.
“It additionally provides me much more alternatives that I would not have had if it weren’t for them.
“It might probably take me to extra competitions and provides me an opportunity to get seen in addition to get extra folks to see who you’re.”
Aldi is the official grocery store companion of Staff GB and ParalympicsGB and has partnered with Staff GB since 2015, ParalympicsGB from 2022 and Paris will assist them till 2024.