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Kate is a knockout! Duchess of Cambridge puts on green pants while practicing taekwondo movements and goes on the circuit during the SportsAid event

  • Sporting Duchess of Cambridge, 38, attended a SportsAid event at London Stadium this morning
  • Kate Middleton was present to celebrate the role that parents and caregivers play in the sporting success of their child
  • The royal showed off her athletic skills by running on the track and trying taekwondo movements

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The Duchess of Cambridge today showed her sporting skills at a SportsAid event in London.

Kate Middleton, 38, sprinted this morning on the athletics track and tried taekwondo during the trip to London Stadium, in the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London.

The sport-crazy royal dressed for the occasion in a green-blue Zara pants and a green ribbed sweater, and her typical heels swapped for a more practical pair of trendy Stan Smith Adidas trainers.

Kate was present to celebrate the important role that parents and caregivers play in the sporting success of their child.

Set, go! The Duchess of Cambridge started this morning with a flying start on the circuit at London Stadium

Kate shows off her sporting skills today

Kate shows off her sporting skills today

Set, go! The Duchess of Cambridge started this morning with a flying start on the circuit at London Stadium

Put them on! The Duchess of Cambridge pulled her hair back while practicing her punches today at the SportsAid event

Put them on! The Duchess of Cambridge pulled her hair back while practicing her punches today at the SportsAid event

Put them on! The Duchess of Cambridge pulled her hair back while practicing her punches today at the SportsAid event

The Duchess of Cambridge today showed her sporting skills with a tour of an athletics track in London

The Duchess of Cambridge today showed her sporting skills with a tour of an athletics track in London

The Duchess of Cambridge today showed her sporting skills with a tour of an athletics track in London

Taking the right posture: the Duchess of Cambridge sees Taekwondo movements from Lutalo Muhammad, left, at the event

Taking the right posture: the Duchess of Cambridge sees Taekwondo movements from Lutalo Muhammad, left, at the event

Taking the right posture: the Duchess of Cambridge sees Taekwondo movements from Lutalo Muhammad, left, at the event

Attention to detail: the sport-crazy duchess was shown movements by team GB Olympian Lutalo Muhammad, left

Attention to detail: the sport-crazy duchess was shown movements by team GB Olympian Lutalo Muhammad, left

Attention to detail: the sport-crazy duchess was shown movements by team GB Olympian Lutalo Muhammad, left

Show and tell: Olympian Lutalo Muhammad, left, Kate taught basic Taekwondo movements during the Sports Aid event today

Show and tell: Olympian Lutalo Muhammad, left, Kate taught basic Taekwondo movements during the Sports Aid event today

Show and tell: Olympian Lutalo Muhammad, left, Kate taught basic Taekwondo movements during the Sports Aid event today

During her visit, the Duchess, patron of SportsAid, joins young athletes participating in a series of athletics activities.

Her Royal Highness will then meet parents and guardians of SportsAid athletes, past and present, to hear about their experiences, the challenges they face and the impact of the support they receive from the charity. Her Royal Highness also has the opportunity to listen to a panel discussion involving athletes, parents, and caregivers.

SportsAid helps young British athletes and women who want to become the next Olympic, Paralympic, Commonwealth and World Champions.

The charity supports more than 1,000 athletes every year, the vast majority from 12 to 18 years old, by contributing financially to training and competition costs.

Most young athletes also rely heavily on their parents and guardians, who are often the ‘team behind the team’, who offer financial, logistical and practical support.

SportsAid organizes sessions for athletes and their family members, allowing parents and caregivers from different sports disciplines to meet each other, share their stories and experiences and benefit from the support that the charity can offer.

The Duchess became the patron saint of SportsAid in 2013 and met many young athletes who were helped by the charity, as well as Olympians and Paralympians who were previously supported by the organization, at SportsAid’s training days, performance workshops and fundraising events.

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