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2015 Jade Oni
Jade Oni

Sport

Athletics

Achievements to date

  • 2015 - Winner English Schools (Gateshead, July 2015)
  • 2015 - Winner Kent County Schools (Ashford, June 2015)
  • 2015 - Winner South of England AA U15/17 Championships (Ashford, August 2015)
  • 2015 - Winner Kent County Championships (Ashford, May 2015)

My name is Jade Oni. I was born in Guys Hospital, London on the 29th June 2001. I started doing gymnastics at the age of 6 and ended up in the squad and competed for a number of years. My knees started to hurt me making it harder to do jumps, flips etc so ended up joining the cheerleading team. People kept telling me to think about going into Athletics as I was tall and would be good at High Jump and running so I decided to go to Medway and Maidstone Athletics Club. I started at about age 11. I was diagnosed with Osgood Schlatter Syndrome and found the jumping and running painful. It soon got better and I started enjoying my events more and doing well at them, especially High Jump. Under 15 was a great year for me, doing well in nearly every compitition I competed in. I won the English schools in 2015! I would love to carry on being an athlete and hopefully competing and representing my country one day.

Most memorable sporting achievement to date

Winning the English Schools in Gateshead in July 2015.

Biggest sporting disappointment to date

Coming 5th in the England Athletics U15/17 Championships in Sheffield.

Most respected sportsperson

Jessica Ennis-Hill (Heptathlete)

Ritual before sporting competition

I like to wear my name or cross necklace.

Jade Oni

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Since 2008, £142,469 has been awarded to individuals and organisations.