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Teenage skateboarder from Thame has dreams smashed

Byoxfordnewspaper

Sep 7, 2022

A teenage skateboarder has had to put her international tournament plans on hold after a cancellation.

Lilly Strachan, 14, from Thame, was all set to represent the British skateboarding team in her first international competition, held in Rio de Janeiro.

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However, the tournament has been cancelled and there’s no indication as to whether another is being planned by the Brazilian federation.

Lilly is a self-taught skater, who won a major competition last year.

She is the reigning British Vert champion for 2021 and advocates skateboarding as a way to change people’s lives for the better.

Lilli said she is keen to do well but also wants to have fun whilst skating.

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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on finding stories from diverse communities.

Get in touch with him by emailing: Matthew.norman@newsquest.co.uk

Follow him on Twitter: @OxMailMattN1

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