Devota Nyakyoma, 20, from Brampton, has set her sights on competing for her country at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
But it hasn't been an easy ride for Devota - she was born in Tanzania, and orphaned at a young age.
Gregory Hoare went to meet her:
One of our region's athletes is hoping to represent her country in international tournaments. Devota Nyakyoma is already winning awards as a javelin thrower, and now she is setting her sights on competing in the Commonwealth Games in 2018.
One athlete from our region who brought home medals from the Commonwealth Games was Longtown badminton player Lauren Smith, who won silver in the team event and bronze in the women's doubles individual events.
She is now hoping her victory inspires others to pick up a racket.
Hannah McNulty went to meet her at her family home.
Lauren Smith has revealed she was inspired to compete in the Commonwealth Games 12 years ago in Manchester. The 22-year-old from Longtown started playing badminton when she was seven and got an autographed picture of the team at the 2002 Games. She now hopes inspire others after winning two medals at Glasgow 2014.
There was agony for Cumbria's Helen Housby and the rest of England's team as they crashed out of the netball semi-finals in Glasgow.
They were beaten 35-34 in the last few seconds of the match by New Zealand. They will now compete for a bronze medal.
Carlisle's Stuart Airey has won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games.
He's part of the England men's fours bowls team, who lost out in the gold medal match to Scotland.
There was disappointment last night for Borders wheelchair racer Samantha Kinghorn who came fifth in the T54 1500 metre final.
The 18-year-old, from Gordon, qualified for the race after coming third in Tuesday's heat.
The gold medal went to the Australian racer Angela Ballard.
Dumfries and Galloway shot putter Kirsty Yates says she's over the moon with her performance in last nights final.
The 21-year-old who lives near Castle Douglas was out celebrating last night with other members of Team Scotland, including swimmer Ross Murdoch.
Our CWG Correspondent Hannah McNulty spoke to her earlier.
Last night, Tuesday 29 July, Carlisle's Nick Miller won a silver at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in the hammer throw finals at Hampden Park.
Today he spoke to ITV Border about his success.