Bacchus Marsh Grammar student and FedUni WestVic Academy of Sport athlete Graeme Frislie reigned supreme at the 2019 Oceania Track Championships at the Adelaide Super-Drome which concluded last Sunday.
Frislie, 17, a track cycling star of the future and current Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) Scholarship holder, headlined the event with outstanding performances culminating in him winning two gold medals and two silver medals.
Frislie dominated his respective events, winning the Male Under 19 Madison and Under 19 Team race.
Photo: Brad Saunders (left), after qualifying in Sydney, receiving his Golden Ticket into the X Games 2018
FedUni WestVic Academy of Sport Skateboarder and VIS Scholarship holder, Brad Saunders has sensationally qualified for the X Games in Sydney. The X Games commences on Friday and concludes on Sunday, this weekend.
The X Games is the world’s biggest and best action sports competition. For the first time, the world’s number 1 action sports event, X Games is being held in Australia. The event will see the world’s biggest names compete for X Games Gold in Skateboarding, BMX and Moto X at Spotless Stadium, Sydney.
The WestVic Academy of Sport’s rowing athletes were recently given the opportunity to attend a training day, held in Melbourne at the Mercantile Rowing Club in conjunction with Rowing Victoria.
The day began with a welcome from Adam Harrison, Event Manager at Rowing Victoria, followed by a presentation from former Australian rower and 3-time Olympian, Jane Robinson. Jane spoke of her experiences in representing Australia at the highest level, the training habits and behaviours of elite athletes and the pathways and opportunities that exist for young athletes in the sport. Following her talk, Jane took the athletes for an Ergo Technical Session.
Alanna Peart is the latest FedUni WestVic Academy of Sport athlete to claim an individual national title, with success at the 2018 Australian Winter Walking Championships on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, yesterday.
Peart, 15, and the reigning WestVic Academy Female ‘Athlete of the Year’, won the Gold medal after finishing first in the Under 16 Girls 5000 Meter Race Walk. Peart, coached by her father Wayne and who currently attends Ballarat High School, completed an Australian Road Walking double having claimed an Under 16 Girls 5000 Meter Race Walk title earlier in the year.
Bacchus Marsh Grammar student and FedUni WestVic Academy of Sport athlete, Eliza Wales, was recently named National Champion at the 2018 Australian Karate Federation National Championships, held in Caloundra, Queensland last weekend.
Eliza competed on Saturday afternoon in the Female Cadet 54+kg Kumite division, where she won all bouts leading to a Gold medal. She followed up this success on Sunday morning with another great performance in the Female Cadet Open Division where she was narrowly beaten in the 3rd round, with her opponent scoring in the last second of the match to eliminate her from this division.
Black belt athlete Ruby DeRuiter travelled to South Korea for the 12th World Taekwondo Expo and Tournament. Picture: Lachlan Bence
Taekwondo rising star Ruby DeRuiter has returned from her first international event with a silver medal.
The Ballarat Clarendon College student competed in the under-18 female black belt division of South Korea’s World Taekwondo Expo and Tournament, an event which attracts teams from more than 30 countries and more than 5000 athletes.
Travelling as part of a group of 20 athletes from Australia, DeRuiter spent time in Seoul as a tourist before heading to the athletes’ village and stadium in Muju ahead of the competition...
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