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Young Epilepsy supporter Becky James wins silver at the Olympics

Over the weekend (13-14 August), Great Britain added a few more medals to our trophy case, ranking us second overall.

Adding to the weekend of successes was Young Epilepsy supporter and racing cyclist, Becky James, who set a new Olympic record in the women’s sprint qualifying and then went on to secure silver in the Keirin.

Becky has helped raise awareness by presenting at the Young Epilepsy Champions Awards back in 2014 in support of those living with epilepsy, like her sister Bethan.

Bethan, who is profoundly disabled, lives with severe epilepsy. Becky and her family have all contributed to caring for Bethan who needs 24-hour care to cater to her multiple disabilities.

Speaking to The Independent about her sister, Becky said:

In the past, I'd help feed her and bath her and, if my parents wanted to go out, I'd be there to look after her. It's hard to do it on your own. My parents have been absolutely amazing, being able to do that.

You don't know if she even knows what you're talking about but she's smiling and she'll be happy and it's like she knows. I'll definitely show her the medals.

Becky will be fighting for her winning chance tomorrow at 2pm as she enters the quarter-finals for the women’s sprint.

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