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Olympic silver star drives exemplary 007 vehicle as she satisfies another fantasy

Olympic silver star drives exemplary 007 vehicle as she satisfies another fantasy

Tokyo Games advancement star Keely Hodgkinson has satisfied another she had always wanted subsequent to driving James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5.

The 19-year-old understudy was guaranteed the ride as a motivating force by her tycoon promoter Barrie Wells.

Mr Wells, a mogul business head honcho from Liverpool and tremendous games fan, supported Keely after she passed up subsidizing in anticipation of Tokyo, regardless of being one of UK Athletics’ rising stars.

He likewise guaranteed her a twist in an Aston Martin on the off chance that she made the 800 meter last – where she took silver.

Also, he properly satisfied his guarantee with Keely getting in the driver’s seat of the vehicle on Tuesday.

Keely, from Atherton, Greater Manchester, said: “I’ve had the advantage of driving a wonderful James Bond DB5, which is utilized in the movies, extraordinary.

“Clearly, Barrie Wells guaranteed me this when I made the Olympic last so it’s truly extraordinary to satisfy that fantasy here.

“I arrived at 50 miles each hour yet that feels significantly quicker in a little DB5, no doubt about it was cool.”

Mr Wells, 81, who has made millions making and selling on monetary organizations, stepped in to permit Ms Hodgkinson to get ready for the Olympics, as the understudy at Leeds Beckett University was dependent on her folks.

It implied she had the option to do warm climate preparing in Florida in anticipation of Tokyo.

Mr Wells had recently supported 18 competitors for the London 2012 games, including Jessica Ennis and Katarina Johnson-Thompson. The humanitarian and his foundation the Barrie Wells Trust then, at that point focused on another drive, Box4Kids, giving corporate boxes at games for truly sick youngsters and their families.

Keely was joined by six Box4Kids visitors at the Aston Martin industrial facility in Newport Pagnell for the day out including the vehicle broadly determined by 007.

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