December 18 2013 Latest news:
Friday, August 16, 2013
Results day brought good news for a special star yesterday as a Paralympic athlete attended Wymondham College to find out if her university dreams had come true.
Amy Ottaway, 19, competed in last year’s London Paralympics in goalball, a sport designed for those with limited sight.
And after her success yesterday, has won a place at the University of Warwick to study history and politics.
With her guide dog Abba, the high achiever has battled her way through A-levels while training and competing.
She said: “I’m feeling both relieved and ecstatic, I needed three As and so I’ve beaten my expectations.”
After making adaptations throughout her studies, Amy, who lives in Bracondale, Norwich, achieved an A* in English literature and A grades in government and politics and history.
With her loyal guide dog Abba, who accompanied Amy throughout the exam period, she has worked hard to achieve her dreams.
She said: “It does take me longer to do things but I’ve had to find ways around it – there’s always a solution. I typed my exams, had breaks and used electronic books.”
In the London 2012 Paralympic games, Amy’s GB team reached the quarter finals where she scored in front of Prince Harry.