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Meet the YTP Ambassadors

Kai Barham

What athletics club and school/college are you associated to?

“I am a Dartford Harriers athlete, and I go to Dartford Grammar School for Boys.”

What event do you compete in?

“I am a Hammer thrower.”

What is your Personal Best and what is your greatest achievement?

“I see qualifying for the 2022 U18 European Athletics Championships, by setting my current Personal Best of 71.39m, as my greatest sporting achievement so far.”

What first got you into the sport?

“I started out in Athletics as a middle distance and cross-country runner but switched quickly to Hammer after my School PE Teacher encouraged me to attend a taster session. From then on, I immediately fell in love with the event.”

What are your goals and aspirations?

“My goals in the short-term are to qualify for next year’s European U20 Championships in Jerusalem, and then compete for a medal in the 2024 World U20 Championships in Lima, Peru. Longer term, I aspire to become a full-time athlete and hopefully secure a global medal at senior level.”

What motivates you?

“I am motivated by the idea of becoming the best that I can become, as I always feel massively rewarded by setting a new PB or making a technical breakthrough.”

Who is your athletics idol?

“My Athletics idol is Men’s Hammer throw world record holder Yuriy Sedykh.”