Winchester schoolgirl set to represent Great Britain at the World Transplant Games in Spain

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Winchester schoolgirl set to represent Great Britain at the World Transplant Games in Spain
A WINCHESTER schoolgirl will represent Great Britain at the World Transplant Games in Malaga, Spain.

Elspeth French, had a life-saving liver transplant 12 years ago, and is looking forward to the games.

Elspeth, 14, of Main Road, Littleton, who goes to Kings' School, said: "I am very excited to be representing my country at the World Transplant Games. I have been training hard since my selection to try to perform at my best in my chosen events of breaststroke and butterfly swimming and athletics."

The team, which will be the largest ever, comprises 200 athletes, including 20 juniors, 10 live donors, and 200+ supporters, These athletes, have all survived either a heart, lung, kidney, pancreas, liver, small bowel or bone marrow transplant.

The World Transplant Games, take place every two years, and are supported by the International Olympic Committee.

Lynne Holt, Team Manager said: “We aim to exceed the 127 Gold medals won at the World Transplant Games in 2015, and to bring home the Trophy for the best team! Continue reading 
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