Sophie McKinna

18 year old Sophie McKinna is a hammer thrower from Grantham.

Most memorable achievement:

My most memorable sporting achievement is winning my first international medal at the European Youth Olympic trials and also breaking the U17 British record at English Schools.


October Blog:

In the last three months I have now completed my season. I finished the year with three personal bests and some great results all round. I am now beginning to start training again over the winter period to prepare for the coming season.

I now do not have any competitions until possibly February where my coach and I will review my plan as to whether I will compete indoors or not. If I do not compete, I will continue to train through till the outdoor season commencing in roughly April.

LEAP has been a great help this year!

August Blog:

Over the last few months I have had many competitions; I have improved my personal best to 16.23m which now ranks me number 3 in the UK. I have won my age group national championships and competed in the world jnr championships where I finished 6th as the highest ranked 17 year old in the competition.

I now have a handful of competitions left in which I am to further my personal best and attain a higher national ranking.

 March Blog:

In the last month I have competed in a few meeting. I have won the indoor national title by close to three meters. I have also competed in a winter throws event at Loughborough where I threw my seasons best of 15.28. I was very pleased as this was the most consistent series I have ever produced.

I have no up and coming competitions until April. This year I would like to qualify for the world junior championships in Barcelona. I will be going to warm weather training in April.