Presentation on theme: "Made by Simran, Sanjana and Likuvu Grade 5B GDGWS, India."— Presentation transcript:
Made by Simran, Sanjana and Likuvu Grade 5B GDGWS, India
She is a popular Scottish Runner She was born in 20 Feb. 1987 in Perth
At a young age, Eillidh Child was encouraged by her sister at a young age to run. Instead, she took up swimming and won back-to-back Scottish Under-13 School titles in the butterfly. After finally joining a local athletics club, it did not take Eilidh long to become an international age group star.
As a youngster, Eilidh won the U13 Scottish Schools butterfly swimming title two years in succession. One of her sisters is a writer, the other used to compete at triple jump and her brother is a footballer.
Eilidh Child is one of Britain’s top female hurdlers. She set the Scottish Under-23 (U23) record in the 400 meter hurdles in 2008 and finished third at the 2008 Olympic trials. She placed second in the 400 meter hurdles at the 2009 European U23 Championships and earned a spot to compete at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin. This year she made the final at the European Championships in Barcelona and set a new Scottish Record of 55:16 at the Diamond League meeting at Crystal Palace. In addition to excelling on the track, Eilidh works as a Physical Education teacher.