UEL Help Gemili to be Among the Best

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The High-Performance Sport Scholarship Programme at UEL (University of East London) help Adam Gemili, Great Britain's one of the most gifted young sprinters of all time, to reach new levels in athletics by providing the athlete with world class training methods and facilities.

Speaking in the exclusive film to help showcase the remarkable talent, support, scholarships, facilities and sports research at UEL (University of East London), Adam says: “Sport gives you discipline. UEL has helped me to be driven, and I’ve seen the benefits of this running at the World Championships. I couldn’t have done any of it without them…I love it here.”

The High-Performance Sport Scholarship Programme at UEL is one of the most attractive in the UK and enables elite athletes to balance study with their sporting ambitions by offering athletes world-class facilities, comprehensive support and financial scholarships and bursaries. Those that want to find out more about the scholarship and how to apply can visit http://www.uel.ac.uk/sport/highperformance>>

The 20 year old Adam, who is currently studying Sport and Exercise Science, burst onto the scene following his championship record time of 10.05 seconds in the 100m final at the 2012 World Junior Championships, which secured him a gold medal. Adam recorded a remarkable time of 10.06 seconds in the London 2012 Games 100m semi-final, and was also a finalist at the 2013 Moscow World Championships.

With his personal best of 19.98sec, Adam is only the second British athlete to run under 20 seconds over 200m. Talking about the experience of waiting on the starting blocks, Gemili explains: “When I’m in the blocks waiting to go, it’s a very lonely place.

He added: “As an athlete you need to understand how your body works, the biomechanics – and that helps me when I’m in the blocks to really get the biggest first step that I can.”

UEL's current sports scholars include Olympians, Paralympians and senior internationals that represent UEL at national and international university competitions. In 2012, three of UEL’s scholars, Adam Gemili (Sprinting), Gemma Gibbons (Judo) and Sophie Cox (Judo), were chosen to represent Great Britain at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  

UEL is continuing to make rapid progress towards its aim of becoming on the number-one university for sport in London by 2015. It has climbed a massive 51 places in the British University and Colleges Sport (BUCS) league table in the last two years.

Adam Gemili's Honors 

200 m 5th at World Championships 2013
100 m World Junior Champion 2012
100 m European U23 Champion 2013
4 x 100 m European U23 Champion 2013
100 m European Junior Championships Silver Medallist 2011

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