Menston Student Nominated to be Olympic Torchbearer

Michael Jones, 15, a pupil at St Mary’s School in Menston, is a member of Bradford Esprit Diving Club and hopes to one day compete in the Games himself.

Michael, of Thackley, who trains at Shipley Pool and Nab Woods Sports Centre, recently won a bronze medal in Barcelona. His father Denis, who nominated him, told the Whafedale Observer: “Michael is the longest serving member of his club and is an inspiration to the other divers there.

“He trains tirelessly and his dedication to his sport is total. His behaviour in training and while away in competition is exceptional.

“Michael would love to carry the Olympic torch, not only for himself but on behalf of all his club members, showcasing his and their talents to the local community.”

Nominees will be told by December whether they have been preselected to be a torchbearer.
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