Gold is the colour again as Jamie races to victory

Winner: Jamie Carter
Winner: Jamie Carter

TEENAGE wheelchair racer Jamie Carter has won two gold medals in the School Games competition at the Olympic Stadium.

The 17-year-old, who has cerebral palsy, was the first person to cross the finish line in the 100m and 200m events at the Sainsbury’s School Games.

Jamie, from Binbrook, said: “I am really happy to have won double gold and that is all you can ask from my two races.

“I was a bit tired from the day before as we had done a few races so didn’t do as quick as I would have liked, but you can’t do it every time.

“But we won’t stop here. We will work on some stuff and go for it next race and try and bring my time’s down.

“It is unbelievable to get a gold medal in the Olympic Stadium and it has really left me wanting more.”

And with a trip to Switzerland for the Swiss Championships already pencilled in on the calendar for next week, the Caistor Yarborough Academy pupil admits he has the taste for more medals.

“I am off to the Switzerland Championships next week so I will be training hard for that and try to get time I need to put me in London 2012 contention,” he said.

The Sainsbury’s 2012 School Games were held at the Olympic Park earlier this month, with school-aged elite athletes competing across 12 sports.