Weekly Wrap: Podium Finishes Across The Globe

Posted on May 17, 2022 by

This week Team NSWIS athletes were in action around the globe with podium finishes across multiple sports.

Podium Victories for Hull at Doha Diamond League

Jessica Hull has continued overseas, gracing the podium in the first leg of the 2022 Wanda Diamond League in Doha, Qatar on Saturday morning.

After placing sixth at the World Athletics Indoor Championships, Jessica continued her upward trajectory across 3000m in Doha to place third in a stacked field featuring Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon and Burundi’s Francine Niyonsaba.

Though a battle ensued between the two East African greats for the Doha crown, Jessica relied on her fitness to move forward in the bunched-up race, crossing the line in 8:40.97.

 

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“I wasn’t too sure what to expect in terms of pacing, it’s the first race of the season for a lot of the Kenyans and Ethiopians so you never quite know how they’ll take it out. My goals were to practise the race craft I’ll need later in the season when we get to the World Championships and Commonwealth Games, and to forget about times and race the race in front of me,” Jessica said.

“It stayed pretty bunched up for a long time because of the wind. I started feeling better and better the further into the race we got. As a 1500m runner, I knew I could close pretty well if I could be there at the bell. I’m really excited about where my fitness is though, and I was ready for a fast race today too, if that’s what came about.”

Brandon Starc also stepped up for only his third meet of the year, but with tough conditions against him, he failed to clear the bar at the opening height of 2.16m.

NSWIS Sprint Cyclist named for 2022 Australian Junior Worlds Track Team

NSWIS scholarship holder Tyler Puzicha has been announced as part of the UCI Junior Track World Championships Team for Australia.

Tyler was selected after a successful track season which included gold in the under-19 women’s time trial at the National Championships and Oceania Championships.

Hockeyroos seal Trans-Tasman Series with Dominant Display

The Hockeyroos have won the 2022 Trans-Tasman Series after recording an impressive 2-1 victory over New Zealand.

Heading into the fourth and final match in the box seat to claim the series after a win and two draws, the Hockeyroos finished on a high. Greta Hayes, Courtney Schonell and Mariah Williams represented NSWIS for the Team in the tournament.

 

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Gold Medals and Career Bests at WTCs and WTPs

NSWIS scholarship holder Nic Beveridge won gold in the World Triathlon Para Series while Birmingham bound PTVI team member Jonathan Goerlach finished in sixth place.

Charlotte McShane was the best of the Australian women in 17th just ahead of Natalie Van Coevorden in 18th while fellow NSWIS athlete Emma Jeffcoat finished 26th.

 

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Diving Australia Announces Canada Cup Team

Team NSWIS athletes Brittany O’Brien and Sam Fricker have been selected to represent Australia at the Canada leg of the 2022 FINA Diving Grand Prix more commonly known as Canada Cup.

Canada Cup is slated for June 9-12, 2022, at Calgary’s Repsol Sport Centre.

 

Articles courtesy of Athletics Australia, Hockey Australia, Diving Australia and Triathlon Australia

Image courtesy of World Triathlon

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