9th May, 2021

Sprint champion Diani puts Solihull students in the fast lane

Ross Crawford 27th Mar, 2021

STUDENTS at Solihull Sixth form College have been benefitting from the expertise of a champion athlete.

Diani Walker, a 100m and 200m sprinter with Birchfield Harriers, has been working with BTEC Sport and BTEC Health and Social Care students, as well as helping student development officers.

“I have been really happy helping students with their learning and supporting them towards their next step, which will be university for most,” said Diani.

“This also helps me because I want to become a tutor or lecturer in Higher Education in the future.

“I have also been helping out with the societies, such as the BAME Society, and with promoting special awareness days such as Transgender Awareness and Black History Month. I have been really blessed to work with a great team at the college.”

Diani is a graduate of Middlesex University and is currently studying for a Masters in Exercise and Sport Sciences at University of Birmingham.

She juggles her studies with her athletics career and has competed for both England and Great Britain.

“I have been an England senior champion, British Championship medallist, have broken the Championship record whilst competing for England and broke my university 100m record in the indoor 60m,” said diani.

“I had a bad injury in 2018-2019 causing me trouble with training and competing for a while, but my 2021 season is my season to come back and give it my all.”

With a personal best of 11.45 in the 100m, 23.72 in the 200m and 7.35 in the 60m, Diani has a very promising athletics career in front of her and has ambitions to compete at the highest level.

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