Enfield’s Isabelle Boffey is hoping to impress Great Britain's coaches over the coming days as she bids for gold at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Finland.

The 18-year-old, who trains at Enfield and Haringey Athletics Club, is aiming to move one step closer to achieving her dream of competing at the 2020 Olympics by winning the 800m final in Tampere on Sunday.

Boffey goes into the championships in good form, having won her fourth consecutive 800m title at the England Athletics Under-20 Championships in Sheffield in February.

The European Youth champion is currently the fastest 800m athlete in Britain at Under-20 level, having beaten her personal best at the Loughborough International earlier this year.

Given her form, the Enfield athlete has her eyes set on representing her country at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and she is hoping to impress the Britain coaches over the course of the coming days in Finland.

Asked about whether she is targeting a place at the Olympics, Boffey said: “Definitely. That’s the biggest aim for an athlete because the Olympics is the biggest event that you can do and it would be so amazing to compete for GB.

"I’m just taking it year-by-year at the moment. I’ll hopefully be able to get into one of the Olympic teams soon.

“I would be lost for words if I could get into that Olympic team. When that sort of thing happens, I never really know what to say.

"It’s such an amazing opportunity to be on the GB Olympic team and competing and getting to the finals or semi-finals. It’s such an amazing opportunity that you just have to take it and go with it.”

Boffey made it through the 800m heats earlier today without any major concerns and the Enfield athlete hopes she can secure a place in the final, as she bids to add to her growing medal collection.

“Obviously it’s on the world stage so I’m very happy to be competing in that type of competition," she said prior to the Junior Championships getting under way. 

"It’s a good opportunity to take. I’ve got to go out there and do my best.

“I don’t want to aim too big because going to a World Championships as a junior is a learning curve. I think it’s such a good preparation for me when I do it as a senior adult.

"I’m going in thinking about trying to get to the final, but if I don’t reach the final, then I’ll reassess.

"If I do reach the finals, then I’ll reassess my goals and see where I can get in the final. I’m just trying to take it step by step.”