It was a summer of Gold for shot put star and St. Paul’s Academy Year 11 pupil Nana.

Having won the English Schools’ Athletics u17 girls shot competition back in June, Nana was selected to represent Team England at the SIBA International Track and Field Competition held in Scotland in July.

Nana, who is still 15 years old was competing against tough competition from 16 year old girls from Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Nevertheless, this strong opposition did not get in the way of Nana, who had gold in her sight. With a new personal best throw on the day of 14.97cm, Gyedu secured Gold and her place on top of the podium.

However, the season was not over yet for hard working Nana, who received her GCSE PE results on Thursday 23rd August, aceing an incredible top mark of grade 9!!



Still on a roll, Nana was set to end the summer season at the prestigious School Games competition held at Loughborough University, where she would be representing England South. Nana knew this would be a difficult event, but went to the competition with the vision of getting a medal. Not only did she do that, but she broke the School Games record 4 times in one day – throwing a new personal bests of 15.69m!!! With this throw, Gyedu will move to fourth on the UK all-time under17 women’s ranking!

This is an absolutely incredible achievement for Nana. She is the epitome of hard work, perseverance and dedication to both her studies and her sport. Well done Nana – we are sure your success will only continue in Year 11!