A talented young athlete has become the latest national champion to add his name to the rich history of success at Rydal Penrhos.
Kosi Iwobi, a Year 7 pupil at the school, turned in a sensational effort to secure gold from the National Primary Schools’ Athletics Championships, which took place in Manchester on Tuesday, July 3.
The 12-year-old competed in both the discus and shot putt events after qualifying in impressive fashion from the regional heat, joining a number of other successful athletes from Rydal Penrhos at the showcase.
He kept his composure in the face of some stern competition to record a 9.62-metre throw in the shot putt, which ensured he finished the competition with a memorable place at the top of the podium.
This is the latest in a series of outstanding achievements during Kosi’s first year as a member of the Rydal Penrhos community, with the Lower School pupil taking home the Michael S James Junior Boys’ Victor Ludorum Cup after emerging as the standout junior performer from the annual Sports Day festivities.
He also received an Academic Attainment prize from Speech Day earlier this year, and also produced an article for the school website detailing his thoughts on making the transition to Senior School.
Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “Kosi’s commitment throughout the academic year across all areas of Rydal Penrhos life has been nothing short of outstanding, and we were thrilled with his performance on the national stage in securing the shot putt title.
“Hopefully he will use this latest distinction as a stepping stone for further achievements during the remainder of his time at the school, and our dedicated staff team will strive to ensure he continues to develop and reach his ambitious goals.”