Stevenage sport stacking star wins seven medals at world championships in Canada
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A teenage sport stacking sensation from Stevenage has picked up another medal haul after returning from a world championships in Canada.
James Acraman took on competitors from across the globe at the WSSA 2015 World Sport Stacking Championships in Montreal and bagged seven medals – including two golds.
The 18-year-old took up the sport – which requires excellent hand-eye co-ordination – six years ago and now has 15 world championship medals to his name from four appearances.
“Winning any medal at the world championships is hard when you are up against the world’s best,” said James, who qualified for the two-day event at the UK championships held at Stevenage’s Nobel School in February.
“And when they are held anywhere in North America – home to almost half a million sport stackers who are the fastest in the world – that can seem overwhelming. But just before I left I got a lovely text message from Stevenage mayor Sherma Batson who has encouraged me so much and wished me well – which really spurred me on.”
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James was joined on the trip – which included representatives from Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Thailand by dad Roger, who is the Team UK manager and coach.
To find out more about the sport visit www.speedstacks.co.uk.
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