We have a World Champion at RSC - Natalie Hatfield - WORLD Biathle CHAMPION
Congratulations to Natalie Hatfield.
Natalie took part in the Biathle & Triathle World Championships in St Petersburg, Florida, USA over half term.
She qualified to represent GB in both the Biathle and Triathle, each a Modern Pentathlon event.
On Thursday 24th, Natalie took part in the Biathle mixed relay, with her partner Daniel. Natalie managed to hand over in first place, with Daniel extending the lead, they sealed the gold medal.
Then, Saturday 26th, Natalie took part in the individual Triathle event (shoot/swim/run repeated 4 times) and she managed to come in 2nd place for the silver medal. Thanks to her team mates finishing 4th and 7th, the three of them managed to secure the gold team medal.
Sunday 27 October was the Biathle individual event. Natalie ran a fantastic race, which although nail biting for the spectator, saw her come in first as World Champion. Again, the team of 3 managed to secure the gold team medal as well, finishing individually 1st, 5th and 8th.
Sunday was also Natalie’s 16th Birthday and so it was the best Birthday present she could have asked for.