9th February 2005

 

PSYCHOLOGY STUDENT AIMS FOR OLYMPIC GLORY

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A third-year Psychology student from the University of Lincoln is hoping for the opportunity to represent Britain in judo at the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

 

David Lamb (21) from Messingham near Scunthorpe has been picked to form part of the British senior elite judo team after being awarded the bronze medal at the British Senior Trials, held in Wolverhampton, in December last year.

 

His attendance at the Olympics will be based upon results and medals awarded over the coming years, particularly in major international championships and qualifiers.

 

David has been practising judo since the age of five and won the British Junior Nationals aged 15.

 

He has since competed for the university in the British University Championships (BUC), in which he has taken silver medal two years running, and he will fight in his final competition as a student in at the upcoming BUC competition in March.

 

He also competed in his first senior international competition in Belgium last month.

 

David trains at the Haltemprice Judo Club in Hull two to three times a week but aims to train full-time after he completes his degree at the university.

 

“It is fantastic to have such elite sporting students at the University of Lincoln, and David’s achievements are a credit to both the university and the athletic union,” said Phil Bell, AU Societies President.

 

“We wish him all the best in his quest to represent Britain in the Olympics and are adamant that he can pick up an Olympic medal in Beijing in 2008.”

 

 

For more information contact:

Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                       mcross@lincoln.ac.uk

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