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James is on track for a bright sporting future.

A sports student at Coleg Sir Gâr is proving to be a top quality athlete following his performance at Carmarthen Sprint Triathlon where he won first place in the male youth category.

James Oulsnam, 16, from Ammanford, is studying a level three extended diploma in sport and exercise science at the college’s Graig campus and as a result of his ability, is being supported by the college’s Sports Academy and Elite Performer Programme (EPP). 

He completed the triathlon in just under one hour and 20 minutes, undertaking a 400m swim at Johnstown Leisure Centre, a 23km bike ride and a 5k run. “I’ve been competing since I was around eight or nine years old,” said James. “I’m quite pleased with my performance considering the quality of the competitors was high.”

Rob Kirk, Coleg Sir Gâr sports lecturer added: “We’re thrilled at James’s performance and are very pleased to be supporting him at college.

“James has sessions to boost his performance in all three disciplines, including stroke analysis, running economy and pedal efficiency. 

“These coaching and training sessions are embedded into his timetable throughout the week and support his club sessions. 

“As part of his Elite Performer Programme James gains exclusive use of our Gold Standard sport science equipment in our Sports Performance HUB for monitoring and testing, as well as our new indoor performance centre, The Forge, to undertake specific resistance and aerobic conditioning.”

The former Dyffryn Aman pupil trains with former Coleg Sir Gâr sports student Guto Morgan and he is planning on developing his sporting career with more competition work.