Fatima Whitbread is surprise visitor at Risbygate Sports Centre, in Bury St Edmunds
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Former British javelin thrower Fatima Whitbread was a surprise visitor to the Risbygate Sports Club, in Bury St Edmunds, on Monday.
She is a former world champion and world record holder and won the 1986 European Championships in Stuttgart and the 1987 World Championships in Rome.
Fatima is also a two-time Olympic medallist, winning bronze at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and silver at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
She visited the club to check out the facilities with her friend who decided to join the tennis section and general manager Pat Lewis managed to get a photograph with her.
He said: “Fatima was extremely impressed by this hidden gem of a facility.”
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The club facilities include an outside bowls green, regarded as one of the best in the region, four tennis courts and a practice court and an area for petanque. Internally there is a four-rink bowling green, two squash courts, changing rooms and shower facilities.
On February 18 the club will host the Risbygate Masters Indoor Bowls tournament which is fast becoming an event for world class champion bowls players.
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For more details about the club visit www.risbygatesportsclub.co.uk