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Friday, 18 February 2011 (3012265)
Athlete Rimmer is true ambassador
by anon

SOUTHPORT athlete Michael Rimmer has been hailed a “true ambassador for Sefton”, following his success in international sporting events.

The 25-year-old, a European Championship 800m silver medalist, recently met the Mayor of Sefton, Councillor Maureen Fearn, and her consort Frank Winrow when he hosted a coaching session at Litherland Sports Park.

Michael has also competed in the World Championships, the Beijing Olympics and, in 2010, became the first male European Championship 800m silver medalist.

During his meeting with the Mayor, which he described as a “great honour”, he discussed his career so far.

“I'm very proud of where I come from and appreciate all the local support over the years,” he said. “I'm really looking forward to the new season with my ultimate target, representing the country at the London Olympics next year.”

Mayor of Sefton, Cllr Fearn, said: “Michael is an amazing athlete and a true ambassador of Sefton.

”His running ability is second to none and I wish him all the best for the future in putting Southport and Sefton on the national athletics map.“


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