‘I can go further,’ says buoyant Tesni

Tesni Ward
Tesni Ward

WORKSOP field athlete Tesni Ward won javelin at the Notts County Championships - and set a new personal best in the process.

After participating in the competition on the 15th, she then battled very windy conditions at the Loughborough International.

Representing Wales, the 19-year-old threw discus and javelin.

She won the javelin, beating top throwers from Great Britain, Loughborough, British Universities, including fellow guest Jessica Ennis.

Tesni also recently competed against UK record holder Goldie Sayers at the CAU Intercounties on the 29th May.

She set a new personal best of 52.78m - a new Welsh record.

Tesni said: “I’m quite happy with the record, to be honest I didn’t even realise I’d broken it until I was told later on.”

“I definitely believe I can go a lot further.”

“My best throw was on my last round when my technique clicked a little bit, and I can remember the feeling for it, so I’m very excited for my next competition to hopefully get the distance up further!”

The throw also puts her in the top 10 U23s of all time in the UK, and 13th for all ages in the UK.

It is her first year in the age group and she has hopes to move further up the all time lists during the course of the season and over the next couple of years.

She added: “Training is going quite well.”

“I still have an impingement in my shoulder which is stopping me from throwing in training at the moment, which can be frustrating, but apart from that I’m managing the injury well and everything else is going well.”

“My coach and I definitely believe that I can qualify for the Europeans if I continue to work hard.”

“I’ve been very pleased with the way I’ve competed lately.”

“I’ve thrown three PBs in my last four competitions, improved by four metres and won my first senior international.”

The Worksop athlete took two golds at the British Universities and Colleges Sports Championships (BUCS) in Bedford, and went straight to the top of the UK rankings earlier this year.

“I’ve changed everything about myself mentally and physically for this season and have a new perspective on things, which I feel is helping me greatly.”

“But I will not be satisfied until I reach my goal for the year, of qualifying for the European U23 Championships,” said Tesni.