LETTER: Joe Townsend is an athlete to remember

Many congratulations to Joe Townsend on his outstanding performance at the recent Invictus Games. His acceleration in the sprint was amazing and he excelled in all his events, winning six medals, four of which were gold. He also won the Jaguar Award for Exceptional Performance, presented at the closing ceremony. This is an athlete to remember and to watch.

Anyone who saw the games was treated to an impressive range of sporting achievements and good-natured camaraderie. Joe happens to be local but his reputation is international and deservedly so. We will be seeing much more of him. Joe must be very proud of his medals; the result of serious, dedicated, hard work. Better still, he looked as though he enjoyed every moment.

Lesley Goble

Eldon Road