Introducing: Derbyshire Institute of Sport ELITE AMBASSADORS
The ELITE AMBASSADORS are a select group of senior Derbyshire athletes being supported by the Derbyshire Institute of Sport on their pathway to the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Over the coming weeks we will introduce you to them, before we follow their journey to Paris, with updates on their training and competitions ahead of the big show this summer!
Etwall-born Bekah Walton needs no introduction for many at the Derbyshire Institute of Sport, having been supported for four years in her junior career.
Bekah has since gone from strength to strength, winning three consecutive national Javelin titles between in 2021, 2022 and 2023. Last summer she even added a European Championship bronze by throwing a personal best distance of 59.76m - making her Britain's fourth best Javelin thrower of all time.
Bekah says the DIS "provided me the foundations to go far in my career so far" - we would love to see her take her talent all the way to the Olympics, and can't wait to see how well she does. We're delighted to have her as an ELITE AMBASSADOR.
We'll be following Bekah's progress closely, and posting regular updates, but if you'd like to follow Bekah's progress yourself, you can find her on instagram @bekahhwaltonn