Perri Shakes-Drayton in no rush to be London's Olympic golden girl

Perri Shakes-Drayton in no rush to be London's Olympic golden girl
 

Perri Shakes-Drayton is fast discovering that billboard sized images leads to billboard sized pressure. Being a poster girl for London 2012 is not easy. On the streets of Bow where the 23-year-old 400 metres hurdler was born and raised, a stone's throw from the Olympic Stadium, it is difficult to avoid the hopes of an expectant public. "Go for gold, go for gold!" comes the refrain as she walks around her area. "Yeah I'll go for gold," she says, "but it's easier said than done, innit?"
Shakes-Drayton, currently at an Aviva training camp in Los Angeles, may be an... read more

 
10 April 2012 in Sport, Views: 4
Source: Guardian
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