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The grandsons of Geoff Capes are in winning form at the Lincolnshire AAA County Championships




The Capes brothers were in record-breaking form at the Lincolnshire AAA County Championships over the weekend in Grimsby.

Donovan was able to set a new personal best and Lincolnshire Championship record of 16.14m (previously 14.17m) in the shot put.

His performance was really encouraging after being ill for a few weeks and helped his preparation for the School Games at Loughborough on September 3.

Donovan and Lawson Capes (50617530)
Donovan and Lawson Capes (50617530)

Donovan has been selected as the current top eight ranked athletes from all of the home countries are invited.

He has also received international recognition after being selected for the England Under 18 team for a meeting against against Trinidad & Tobago, Ireland, Wales and Scotland at Moulton College in Northampton on September 4 and 5.

Younger brother Lawson threw 14.08m which was just under his best as he is recovering from a finger injury.

He also set a new Lincolnshire Championship record in which he smashed the previous 10.69m mark and also beat his brother's county record of 12.02m.

Lawson also took the 100m title with a new Lincolnshire Championship record of 12.9 seconds.

Dad Lewis Capes said: "It was a great day for the boys, especially as Donovan is recovering after being ill and losing some weight and valuable strength.

"This was great for his mental state to prepare for some huge championships ahead.

"Lawson was his usual incredible self as he amazes us with what he can do at such a young age.

"To be able to throw as far as he does and run as quick as he does the future is really bright for him."

The brothers, from Morton, are the grandsons of former British shot-putter and strongman Geoff Capes.



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