British No.1 Javelin Thrower
- 6.85% funded
- £ 60.00 pledged
- 24 Days Left
My name is Tom Rutter, I am 13 years old and have been throwing the Javelin for over 2 years, but 2 years competitively. I have just moved from U13 up to U15 where I will now be throwing a heavier, 600g javelin. The cost of the javelin is £876. This seems like a lot of money for a Javelin but as I get better the Javelin has to be a lower flex and the higher flex javelins bend too much with the power and then they don’t fly as well.
I belong to an athletics club called Hertford & Ware Combines (HAWCs). My teacher from my primary school encouraged me to take up Athletics and I found that I was quite good at throwing the Javelin from around 9 years old at a Minithon competition which was held at Lee Valley Athletics Centre.
Last season I came first in every competition I entered. I was ranked No. 1 in the UK for U13s and No. 2 All Time. You can see this on The Power of 10 website. I broke almost every record possible last season like the County Championship Record which I broke by over 10m. My PB last season was 51.19m.
I really don’t like showing off but I know sometimes I have to tell people what I’ve done so that my Mum and Dad might get some help to pay for my javelin.
My aim this year is to get to English Schools which would be my first year in U15s, I will still have another year in U15s the next year. In training I have already thrown well over the entry standard. My aim for a bit further in the future is to get to the Olympics and get a gold Medal for Great Britain. Thomas Rohler is one of my biggest Idols and Hollie Arnold and other throwers and athletes.
I am not receiving any other funding from anywhere at the moment. I seem to be too young for everything or live in the wrong place.
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