Chiswick athlete Georgia Bell secures place in Paris Olympics

Image: Georgia Bell crosses beats silver medalise Laura Muir to the finish line; Photograph @jerry_sun & @1609.studios

Becoming an Olympian is “all that any track athlete wants”

Georgia Bell from Chiswick is setting her sights on Paris after clinching the British 1500 metres title last weekend.

The 30-year-old athlete guaranteed her place in Team GB for the Olympics with a remarkable win at Sportcity in Manchester on 30 June, where she outpaced Laura Muir, the silver medallist from the previous Paris Olympics.

Georgia finished with a time of 4:10.69, while another contender for the Olympic team, Revee Walcott-Nolan, secured third place in a race that started slower than anticipated.

Reflecting on her triumph, Georgia, a former pupil of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School, said:

“Crossing the line knowing that I’d done it was a really special moment. I’m really happy.” She added that becoming an Olympian is “all that any track athlete wants.”

Asked about her expectations for Paris, she paid tribute to the exceptional calibre of British women’s middle-distance running, suggesting that any of the country’s top three athletes should be strong contenders for the Olympic final.

Having returned to competitive running only recently, Georgia continues to make progress under the guidance of coaches Trevor Painter and Jennie Meadows. She expressed heartfelt gratitude to the cyber security firm that employs her for granting her the summer off to focus on her athletic pursuits.

Georgia Bell’s victory not only highlights her determination and skill but also brings pride to the Chiswick community as they rally behind her Olympic journey.