Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Support Selina to Sprint to Success

I have spent a month sending the below profile to companies and organisations, but have yet to secure any funding or sponsorship. The Original document has two pictures of me in action at the Commonwealths and my contact details. If anyone is willing to help, please get in touch.

Support Selina to Sprint to Success
I placed 5th at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in the T11-12 100m. Help me go one step further and become a medallist at a major championships.
Name: Selina Litt
Age: 26
Location: Leicestershire
Sport: Para Athletics
Classification: T11 (totally blind)
Event: 100m
I receive no financial backing to support my athletics career and therefore have to self-fund the following-
Coach/guide runner
Personal Trainer
Gym membership
Physio/sports massage
Travel to training and competitions
Competition entry fees
Specialist clothing/footwear
Specialist nutrition
Eye History:
I have a rare genetic eye condition called Norrie’s Disease. Born fully sighted, I lost all of the sight in my right eye at the age of 2 and some in the left. Between the ages of 10 and 18 despite countless eye operations my vision gradually deteriorated. I now just have light perception in my left eye.
Sporting History:
Due to having a sporty family, my visual impairment never stopped me from involving myself in sport. At primary school I was a member of the cross country and netball teams. I joined my first athletics club at the age of 11, but soon discovered that my decreased vision made running solo extremely challenging. It took another 5 years to find an athletics club that specialised in supporting the visually impaired. In 2009, at the age of 20, I joined Charnwood Athletics club, found myself a guide runner, started competing and aspired to compete at the London 2012 Paralympics. Towards the end of 2011 I made a difficult decision to change coach and guide runner in order to have one to one attention. In spite of failing to make London 2012 selection, I had faith in my new coach, Lincoln Asquith (former GB sprinter and guide runner) and his son, Ryan Asquith (my first male guide runner) that I could compete competitively at a world level. In June 2014 Team England selected me to represent them at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in the T11-12 100m. Although the classification was mixed, meaning I had to race athletes with some vision, I still managed to finish 5th at my first major championships, narrowly missing out on contesting for a medal in the final (only the top 4 progress due to the guide runners).
The Future:
Now I have had a taste of what it is like to compete on the world stage, I don’t want to stop. The next aim is to qualify for the 2015 World Championships in Doha with the ultimate dream being to represent Great Britain at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.
Graduated with First Class Honours in English Language and Literature from The Open University in 2013
Ranked No.1 in Great Britain/Europe for T11 100m in 2013
T11 60m indoor British record holder 8.77secs
100m PB 13.93secs
5th at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games T11-12 100m

5 Fun Facts:
Owner of cheeky Labrador cross retriever Guide Dog, Calvin
Absolute book worm
Formula 1 Ferrari supporter
Music, film and theatre lover, learning to play the piano
Adrenaline junkie, never afraid of a new challenge
I receive no financial backing to support my athletics career. Please support me in whatever way you can, as I endeavour to sprint to success.
Social Media:
Face Book:
Twitter: @selinalitt

Thank you