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Shauna battles injury to dance.

A YOUNG dancer battled through the pain barrier in a strenuous disco dancing competition yesterday.

Shauna Louise Thomas, 13, from Amlwch fell down stairs at school five weeks ago and cracked her left wrist.

She had already qualified for the Urdd National Eisteddfod and was determined to take part. Shauna was placed second after a spirited performance.

She said: "I had to alter my routine because of the injury and I wasn't really happy with my performance.

"But really I'm happy to have got through the prelims and onto the stage in the main pavilion."

Her brother Mathew added: "She tried to cut the plaster cast off so she could perform better. She had to go back to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor for the plaster to be put back on again. That's how determined she is."

It's not the first time Shauna has battled through injury at the Urdd Eisteddfod.

Two years ago in Cardiff she twisted her right ankle the day before the competition.

Bandaged heavily she insisted on taking part. On that occasion she took first place.

Shauna will be back at the Eisteddfod tomorrow taking part in the group disco dance competition.

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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jun 2, 2011
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