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Kenton teenager visits Olympic Park to see her London 2012 poem on display
A teenage poet from Kenton who was one of 12 to write an ode to London 2012 has visited the Olympic Park to see the finished work on display.
Catherine Labiran, of Hinkler Road, went to the bustling park yesterday to see the work she created with 11 others, called ‘Breathe’, on display and meet Team GB long jumper Chris Tomlinson for a training session.
The 18-year-old, who finished her A-levels at St Dominic’s College in Mount Park Avenue this summer, beat thousands of budding poets to win the National Lottery’s 12 Poets of 2012 competition earlier this year.
She said: “The whole experience of meeting Chris and then working with other poets from around the country has been amazing.
“Hearing the poem which I helped write being read out on the Olympic Park and knowing that so many people from around the world will have heard it too really is a once-in-a-lifetime
“Chris made me see just how much dedication and sacrifice it takes to become an Olympian and I hope that this shines through in the poem.”
The finished poem encourages Olympians to achieve their dreams as they walk through the entrance of the Olympic Park.