By Rob George 03/08 Updated: 06/08 10:53
A BROMSGROVE chemistry teacher has achieved her Olympic dream after being named as one of four official starters for the London 2012 games.
And the dream doesn’t end there for Margaret Werrett, who lives in Droitwich, as she has also been handed the prestigious honour of chief starter at the Paralympic Games which kick-off later this month.
The respected 51-year-old Bromsgrove School senior mistress is the only woman in the four-strong team who will start races in the Olympic Stadium during the 10 days of athletics competition, which begins today (Friday).
Margaret will then turn her attentions to the Paralympic Games where she will be responsible for allocating events to other officials to start, as well as ensuring everything runs smoothly prior to the races.
“It’s very exciting, the Olympics will be the biggest event I’ve ever been involved in. We don’t know which races we’ll be starting but I expect it to be seven or eight races each,” she said.
“It’s unlikely that I’ll be starting the men’s 100m final, which is the most high profile event, as that is normally done by the chief starter or the international chief starter,” she added.
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