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31 August 1994
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Sophie McKinna is a shot put star, but her inspiration comes from football, and her own family.
Her granddad is David Stringer, former Norwich player and manager, and while Stringer was known for heading the ball, Mckinna has built a name by throwing it.
She first gained attention with a silver in the World Under-18 Championships and has been impressing ever since, making her Olympic debut last year before reaching the World Indoor final earlier in 2022.
Mckinna will now competed at a third Commonwealth Games having twice finished fifth in 2014 and 2018, clinching seventh place in Birmingham.