Triple jumper excited by 2012 Olympic challenge - Video

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A TRIPLE jumper living in the north east is excited and relishing the challenge of competing in this summers 2012 Olympic games in London.

Nadia Williams, who’ll be competing for team GB at the games, is originally from London but has moved up to the region so she can be closer to her trainer as the games draw ever closer.

Although training on a regular basis, Nadia has been visiting schools in North Tyneside, joining in their Olympic celebrations and getting a taste for the passion felt for the games by people who’re living in the region.

She recently attended a special event hosted by the students of Holystone Primary school, as they attempted to make a huge human Olympic flag between all 450 of them. To make the flag, the 450 pupils had to line up on the field, in their Olympic ring coloured t-shirts, and follow instructions from their teachers. Children from the schools nursery were also involved, dressing in white to form the edge of the flag display.

Nadia took part too, before speaking with NewsGuardianTV about her Olympic aspirations, her thoughts on the games, how her preparation is going and what people dreaming of a career as a professional athlete can do to increase their chances.