Northampton's future Olympian Savannah joins line up of world's most accomplished sportswomen in new Nike campaign

Northampton's-own Savannah Morgan is starring in an upcoming Nike campaign. Photos copyright of Nike.Northampton's-own Savannah Morgan is starring in an upcoming Nike campaign. Photos copyright of Nike.
Northampton's-own Savannah Morgan is starring in an upcoming Nike campaign. Photos copyright of Nike.
Northampton's fastest 13-year-old is representing her town in a campaign alongside Dina Asher-Smith and Bebe Vio.

A 13-year-old Northampton athletic champion has starred alongside some of the world's most inspirational sportswomen as part of a new international Nike campaign.

Future Olympian Savannah Morgan has already done Northampton proud this year by powering through with her training and breaking her personal bests at a string of national contests.

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Now, the teenager from Kings Heath - also known as the fastest 13-year-old in the UK at the 200m sprint - will be an ambassador for her town in front of 122million followers in a campaign for Nike Women.

The record-holding sprinter and long-jumper was approached for the project to be the youngest star among some of the sporting world's most accomplished women, including Dina Asher-Smith, Nioma Osaka, Beatrice 'Bebe' Vio and Sae Shigemoto.

Savannah told the Chronicle & Echo: "It's really cool. They're all such big names and to be put next to them in the same campaign makes me so excited.

"The filming was done in Northampton, which was cool because I got to be a bit of a tour guide and show them my home town."

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The campaign for Nike Women sports bras sees Savannah says how sports and athletics doesn't have to be about winning, but something to look after yourself, saying: "Sports not just something you do to keep fit... This is something that can be fun and can change you mentally and physically for the better."

Savannah;s mum Amanda told the Chron: "It's really amazing. She gets so much admiration for setting goals for other young girls to show them they can do athletics and they can be healthy too. She's a great ambassador."

It comes after Savannah put this year's lockdown to use by powering on with her training, leading her to breaking her own personal bests at a set of contests in August - including 12.69 seconds at the 100m sprint and 25.89 seconds in the 200m.

She said: "I was really happy I got to compete. I didn't think there were going to be any competitions this year and was worried all my training would go down the drain.I'm still training and hopefully there will be a competitive season either in February and March."

Savannah's accomplishments include when she became the fastest 10-year-old in the UK in a contest in London in 2017, currently holding the title of second fastest at the 100m in the U13 bracket.

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