Everything’s Rosie for javelin champ

Rosie Muxlow
Rosie Muxlow

A Worksop teenager made it 10 competition wins in a row when she travelled to Bristol on Saturday.

Rosie Muxlow, a county javelin champion, was Nottinghamshire’s number one entry in the Under 17 women’s competition, despite being just 15.

Her first visit to Bristol was earlier this year when her performance left her well short of a podium finish, and her sporting career as in the balance due to a broken right foot.

But she entered this competition with an unspoiled winning streak of nine titles in a row, and broke two school records in her previous two events.

Despite her recent success, the Hillhouse School student was not favourite for the competition.

It was a daunting task that faced her, with a 340-mile rount trip, and 11 of the country’s best to beat, as well as unforgiving cross winds that were not going to be easy to deal with.

And Muxlow didn’t make the start she wanted, with a no throw on her first attempt, leaving both parents and coach Mick Robinson hoping that there was no reoccurence of her foot injury.

But her form shone through, and her second throw put her into the lead.

The Carlton youngster held onto first place to qualify for the throw offs, with three more attempts by the top six competitors.

And she stayed on top to the end, winning the title by just over a metre.

There’s a short break from competition now for Muxlow, who returns to action in August when she will travel to the Midlands, to Alexandra Stadium.

Proud dad Tony said: “An international competition is not out of the question before the end of the season, and Rosie is looking forward to competing at international level again.”

The multi-talented teen has also tasted success internationally in judo, and represented her school in several sports.