Manchester Metropolitan student Holly Bleasdale vaults for London 2012 glory
5 August 2012
Manchester Metropolitan University student Holly Bleasdale hopes to continue the feel-good factor for Great Britain in athletics when she aims for a medal in the pole vault final on Monday night.
Earlier this year, Bleasdale smashed both the British indoor and outdoor records, and she is currently ranked seventh in the world outdoors, with the seventh highest clearance in the world this year.
Bleasdale is completing her degree through distance learning, which enables her to fit in the required training to compete at the highest level of athletics alongside her studies.
Head of Exercise and Sport Science at Manchester Metropolitan University Neil Fowler said: “The distance learning course allows students to vary the rate of their study, which is vital for athletes with busy training schedules.
“We hope that the understanding of physiology of training, psychology and biomechanics gained on the course will help Holly continue onwards and upwards with her career as a high performance athlete.”
By Christopher Finch
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