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The Duchess of Cambridge learns new moves at SportsAid

The Duchess of Cambridge with athletes learning some new taekwando skills.
The Duchess of Cambridge got some advice on technique during her visit. Photo: Yui Mok/Getty

The Duchess of Cambridge visited Sports Aid to celebrate the important role that parents and guardians play in young athletes success. Catherine is known to have a sporty side, having played sports like field hockey in school and continued her active lifestyle into adulthood with activities like rowing. The Duchesses athleticism was out in full force today as she participated in a number of activities during her visit. She began with a taekwondo demonstration with olympian Lutalo Muhammad, track and field practice with coach Coral Davis Nourrice and pushed off the starting blocks alongside Jessica Ennis-Hill, Danny Sidbury and Emmanuel Oyinbo-Coker.

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Catherine practiced on the starting blocks. Photo: PA

She also learned more about Paralympics GB team and their plans for the 2020 Games in Tokyo. Both the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games in London and have continued to actively support athletes through the years. Catherine was also able to meet with SportsAid athletes which included Amy Holder, Karim Chan, Molly Kingsbury, Emmanuel Thomas and Dom Ogbechie.

Catherine championed the work that parents and guardians do to support young athletes in order to become the best that they can possibly be. She thanked the parents for the work that they do and all the roles they play in young athletes life that can sometimes go unappreciated but are, nonetheless, an invaluable part in the success of young athletes. Before departing she also wished good luck to all of the athletes are aiming to participate in the olympic or paralympic games this year.

The Duchess has been patron of SportsAid since 2013 and has supported the charity in a number of ways including a charity balls, banquets and special events to raise awareness for the charity and Britains young athletes. xx

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