Cycling Twin It to Win It


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Twins Amelia and Imogen prepare for the Dwarf Games. Both Amelia and Imogen love cycling but in training neither of them are very good at focusing and get distracted easily.


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-I'm Imogen.

-And I'm Amelia.

-BOTH: And we're identical twins.

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And we're 11 years old.

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This summer, we're competing at the National Dwarf Games,

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the UK's biggest sporting event for little people.

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Today we're competing for the gold medal in cycling.

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But we know we're going to have to put in a huge effort.

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Come on, Amelia, focus.

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And get help from the experts.

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I've got just the smoothie.

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If we're going to go from wannabes...

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..to winners.

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Winning a medal demands lots of practice.

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Our brother, Riley,

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is here to help us keep our eyes on the prize and not get distracted.

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On your marks, get set,

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go!

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Oh, look, a squirrel.

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Imogen, what are you doing?

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Sorry, I got distracted.

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Let's try again.

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On your marks,

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get set, go.

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Hang on, have I fed the guinea pigs this morning?

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Come on, Amelia, go.

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Amelia, what are YOU doing?

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Oops. I was worried about the guinea pigs.

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How did we do?

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How did you do?!

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Look, you need to be more focused if you want to win medals at the games.

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OK. But did I feed the guinea pigs this morning?

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I think it's pretty obvious our big problem is concentration.

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Today when we were practising with Riley, it didn't go very well.

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No, it didn't.

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We need some help.

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Who could it be?

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What about Kadeena Cox?

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She could definitely help.

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We're at the Manchester Athletics Centre.

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Where loads of amazing athletes train to be the best

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in the whole world.

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Where better to go and get some tips?

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Come on then, what you waiting for?

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We're meeting Kadeena Cox.

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Kadeena is the reigning world champion at paracycling.

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I heard you've got some cycling coming up and you'd really

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want some tips from me.

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Yes, we're good at cycling but we haven't really done any racing.

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Jump on your bike and show me what you've got.

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Come back and I'll give you some really good tips on focusing.

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Let's go.

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Come on, Amelia, come on, Imogen!

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Make sure you keep your head up, girls. Keep focused.

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I got her.

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Right, girls, that was awesome.

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You two are really good on a bike, aren't you?

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I notice that you, Amelia, you were kind of looking all over the place

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and getting a little bit distracted.

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One of the main things I would say is make sure you're focusing

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on the finish line and that's all you're thinking about.

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Make sure you're really, really in tune with your bike.

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And another thing, try and keep your bike straight.

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Don't be having your bars moving about or moving side to side,

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cos that loses time.

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The more straight you are, the quicker you'll go.

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Right, girls. I want you guys to do a race but the twist is

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-see these white lines here?

-Yes.

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I want you to focus and make sure you stay on that white line

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the whole time.

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You girls up for it?

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-Yes!

-Yes!

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Right, girls, focus!

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On your marks, set,

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go!

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We had to, like, really focus but also I thought it'd be easier to

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go slower and stay on the line.

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But it's easier to go faster and stay on the line.

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Come on, girls, that's good.

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Oh, this is close. All the way through the line.

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Ooh.

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Well done, girls. That was really good.

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So, on this occasion, what was the main focus of this mini challenge?

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-Focus on the line.

-Focus, yes.

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And I think, even though Amelia was a tiny bit faster,

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Imogen was on the line more.

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Boom.

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KADEENA LAUGHS

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Kadeena was so cool.

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-Amelia, Amelia.

-What?

-Stay focused.

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Another way to get your mind and body ready to compete

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is to make sure you eat right.

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So we're meeting Tilly Ramsay for some help.

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-Hey, guys.

-Hi.

-Hi.

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It's so nice to see you, how are you?

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BOTH: Good, thank you.

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-Do you want to come through to the kitchen?

-Yes.

-Yes.

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Tilly is our favourite chef.

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So we're going to pick her brains.

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We've come to you to learn how to eat right

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before we go to the Dwarf Games.

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Do you think you can help?

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I do, I've got just the smoothie.

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It's a very berry energetic smoothie.

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And it'll be really good, I think.

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Right, let's start cooking then.

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OK.

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So, we're going to put loads of fruit in it.

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Tilly's using strawberries, blueberries and bananas.

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Why are we putting bananas in it, what's good about bananas?

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So, bananas are very good for your energy.

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And they're really delicious as well.

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Thank you.

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Also we can put some yoghurt in it.

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Maybe about, would you say three?

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Do you just make it up as you go with things you like?

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Pretty much, yes, as long as you've got quite a lot of fruit in there

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it'll be perfect.

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A good squeeze of honey and it's ready to blend.

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Tell me what you think.

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Wow, that looks yummy.

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-Nice.

-How's that, is that good? Well, I'm glad you guys like it.

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So, they're really easy to make, aren't they, as well?

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Why is it better to have a smoothie than a packet of crisps or sweets?

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Because when you have a packet of sweets

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you have a lot of energy, but only for a short amount of time.

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And then you get very tired very quickly. So it's not very good.

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Whereas this gives you a lot of energy and you can sustain it

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for a long time.

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Are you ready for the twins' cheeky question?

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I'm very ready.

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Which of the Beckham family do you fancy?

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I don't fancy any of them.

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I can't fancy them, they're just my friends.

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-Do you fancy one of them?

-Liar!

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Ha! That was Tilly's dad.

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He's always annoying Tilly.

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But Tilly's known for pranking him.

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So, while Tilly's washing up, we're helping Dad get his own back.

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We want to prank Tilly because we know that she always pranks you lot.

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(That's a great idea, thank you so much. Yes.)

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Can you prank her ten times? Or should we just do it once?

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THEY GIGGLE

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-BOTH: Once.

-Let's nail her.

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We've told Tilly we're making her our own energy snack.

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So we're frosting some strawberries with sugar.

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Except on Tilly's.

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On hers, we're putting salt!

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Tils? Girls just want to show you some frosted strawberries.

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So, strawberries lightly dipped and frosted.

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Why don't you try one, Tils?

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You take one as well, let's go.

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Strawberries, best of British, dipped in sugar.

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Good luck at the Olympics.

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Mmm. Mm-mmm.

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What? What's the matter?

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Why aren't you talking to me?

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What happened?

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THE TWINS: Sorry, Tilly!

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It worked. Good job.

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That's for pranking me.

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That deserves a gold medal.

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It's finally time for the National Dwarf Games.

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Hundreds of people from all over the UK compete.

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And all of us dream of taking home a gold medal.

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We are so ready for cycling.

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We've had tips from the pros and practised loads.

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Will we be able to stay focused enough to go as fast as we can?

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I felt nervous because I really wanted to win.

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And the pressure's on you.

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The medals go to whichever competitor does the fastest

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lap of the track.

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And we all cycle separately.

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It feels like forever waiting for our turn.

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I was going through everything that Kadeena taught us to do.

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I was just hoping that I would get a medal

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and hoping that maybe I would win.

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It's now or never as we get our turn on the track.

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I'm going ahead of Imogen.

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When I went round the track I kept on thinking to myself just to

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push harder on the pedals.

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-Go!

-And behind me, Imogen sets off to do her lap.

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I could see Amelia going round in front of me

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and she went really fast.

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I pushed as hard as I could cos I really wanted to get the gold medal.

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I kept looking at Amelia and thinking that if I just pushed

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a bit more I could go faster than her.

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Well done.

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I don't know, I think I could've done better.

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I was just thinking of what I was taught and I was trying to

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focus on the track.

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Very tiring and I was going as fast as I can and... Yeah.

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With the races over, it's time for the medals.

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Amelia got the silver.

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And I got the gold!

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CROWD CHEERS

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We've just done the cycling.

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I got a silver medal!

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But I got a gold.

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Game on!

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Series about twins Amelia and Imogen, who are preparing for the Dwarf Games. Both Amelia and Imogen love cycling! But in training, ahead of the Dwarf Games, neither of them are very good at focusing and get distracted very easily! To help them with their cycling, they meet the current world champion paracyclist Kadeena Cox, who gives them a coaching session on their bikes. The girls then go and meet their favourite chef, Tilly Ramsay, who they're hoping will be able to give them some nutritional recipes to help them focus in their training. Surely, with tips from these pros, they have to come home with some medals?


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