BOURNEMOUTH rising star Evie Boyle underlined her all-round future Paralympic potential after twice climbing the podium at the National Junior Games last weekend.

Boyle – from Westbourne – marked her fourth outing at the multi-sport event in Stoke Mandeville by claiming gold in the polybat and silver in the 25m freestyle.

And the 15-year-old Victoria School pupil is already eyeing further medal success at the birthplace of the Paralympics in 12 months time.

“I have been to four National Junior Games in a row now and I have really enjoyed each one and always leave very happy,” said Boyle – who also turned her hand to hockey, fencing, discus and shot put.

“I would really like to come back next year and see the friends I have made here while also wanting to do just as well.

“My favourite sport is fencing but I really enjoyed doing all the other events and everyone around was more than welcoming.”

Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson and double Paralympic champion David Weir both started their careers at the National Junior Games – and Boyle admitted that is more than enough inspiration.

“I am a grateful to have been coming for the past few years – it is a really enjoyable event and I can’t wait to see what lies ahead,” she added.

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