Horror crash can’t stop Olympic hopeful Panter

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Wellingborough hockey star Anne Panter has spoken about a horrific car crash that could have ruined her medal hopes at the Olympic Games.

The 28-year-old is currently preparing for the London Games with her Great Britain colleagues but revealed she was involved in a serious road accident last week.

Team GB women’s hockey team will get their campaign underway on July 29 with the main aim being gold.

And Panter, a former Wellingborough School pupil, admitted she is “the luckiest girl alive” after her accident.

“I was travelling home from training and I had a tyre blow out on a dual carriageway,” she said.

“I completely lost control of the car, went off the road hit a tree and flipped over two or three times before ending up face up back on the road.

“I am the luckiest girl alive because I walked away with a bruise on my knee and a bit of whiplash.

“It kept me out of training for the rest of last week but I was able to come back on Monday.

“It was obviously a pretty scary thing and I am lucky to be alive, let alone to be preparing for the Olympics.”

Read the full interview with Anne Panter in this week’s Northamptonshire Telegraph