Friday February 28, 2014
Local Twin Creeks resident Ryan Thomson brings home the gold at the recent
Australian All Schools Athletics Championships in Townsville held on
6 December 2013.
Ryan was part of the NSW Athletics team who travelled to Townsville for the
Australian All Schools Athletics Championships. He competed in the under 14
boys 3 km Race Walk, where he won gold. The event was held under extremely
humid conditions. In a tough race against the nation’s top walkers, Ryan was
triumphant, winning by eight seconds.
“I was just aiming for a medal and tried to get into a good position early.”
Ryan is coached under the watchful eye of Olympian Cheryl Webb. He has only
taken up the sport three years ago and is already beginning to reap the rewards.
He is a member of the local Colyton St Clair Little Athletics Club as well as the
Nepean Senior Athletic Club.
Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP, today presented Ryan with the State
Representative Award Certificate for competing at this event under the NSW
“I am very proud to recognize that we have a young and dedicated champion
who is growing up in our local community. This is an outstanding achievement
for Ryan, his coach and his family.” Tanya Davies said.
Ryan also won the NSW All Schools Athletics Championships held at
Homebush in October last year. He represented his school, Emmaus Catholic
College which qualified him to compete at the Australian All Schools
Championships in Townsville.