A GIBRALTARIAN athlete has expressed her pride after competing at the Olympic Games in London.
Georgina Cassar became the first athlete from the Rock to compete at the Olympics, as part of Team GB’s rhythmic gymnastics team.
The 18-year-old, who also represented Gibraltar at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, helped the team finish 12th in the group all-around competition, narrowly missing out on a place in the final.
“It is amazing to be able to say I am an Olympian, and it is something no one can ever take away from me,” Cassar told the Olive Press.
“I set my mind to aim for the Olympic Games and I did it!
“The atmosphere was insane, there is nothing like the roar of a home crowd” she added.
The former Governor’s Meadow First School and Westside pupil trained with the Gibraltar Rhythmic Gymnastics Association before relocating to Bath last year.
She flew back to the Rock after the Olympics to give a motivational talk in the hope of inspiring others at her old club, but hopes to stay longer next time.
“I hope to come back to Gibraltar soon although I expect to be training in Bath for at least another year,” she added.
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