Taneya Shannon trains for the forthcoming World Dwarf Games.
Taneya Shannon trains for the forthcoming World Dwarf Games. Allan Reinikka

Taneya trains for Dwarf Games

ROCKHAMPTON'S Taneya Shannon is looking towards the future as she focuses on the next couple of months training for the 2013 World Dwarf Games.

The former Rockhampton Grammar School student was recently in Sydney for three days of training. Taneya, 18, said this was her first time training for the games to be held at Michigan State University in August.

"The World Dwarf Games are an international competition similar to the Paralympics," she said.

"The games allow little people to compete at an international level and are held every four years at locations around the world. Athletes that have shown outstanding athleticism during the National Dwarf Games are chosen to participate in the World Dwarf Games."

Taneya said she trained at swimming, short-distance running, boccia and soccer in Sydney and a team would be selected at the end of February.

"Our first training camp was last January in Melbourne and will continue every second month with more intensive training. We usually get together to train every three months, either in Melbourne or Sydney as this is where the majority of the team are from."

"I enjoy the sport and love doing short-distance running."



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