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24 Mar 21

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ONE STEP CLOSER TO TOKYO & PARIS OLYMPIC GAMES

Old Collegians, Emma Fessey (fr 2015) and Lucy Coleman (fr 2019); plus current student, Michael Pratomo (fr 2019), are in training and have the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo and Paris in their sights.

Emma and Lucy are looking to represent Australia in Rowing, whilst Michael is hoping to represent Australia in Discus.

We wish them well in the lead up to selection by the Australian Olympic Committee.

 

Rowing

At the recent Australian Rowing selections, Old Cols Emma Fessey (fr 2015) and Lucy Coleman (fr 2019) took one more oar stroke closer to berths in the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Emma Fessey (fr 2015)

Emma Fessey is building on her 2018 success at the World Rowing Championships, where she was stroke of the bronze medal winning Australian crew, Emma has been selected as part of the Australian Women’s Sweep squad.

With only a few months of final preparation before the Tokyo Olympic Games, we hope to be cheering on a Wesleyan at an Olympic Games!

Lucy Coleman (fr 2019)

Fellow rowing Old Col, Lucy Coleman, was fast-tracked through the Australian Rowing system in November 2020, when her outstanding domestic results captured the attention of the Women’s National Training Centre in Penrith.

Going from strength to strength and training alongside the best athletes in the country, Lucy has recently been selected as the reserve for the Lightweight Women’s Double Scull who are seeking Olympic Qualification at a final European regatta in May.

Lucy will be playing an important role in supporting the crew in their lead up to the Olympic Qualifications.

Athletics

Michael Pratomo (fr 2019)

Meanwhile in the Athletics track and field events, current student Michael Pratomo threw big and recently took the gold medal for Discus in the Men’s Open category at the 2021 NSW State Championships and also won gold last year in the U23 category at the 2020 NSW State Championships.

With his eye on Paris 2024, Michael is heading in the right direction.

Wesley Olympic Games Facts

Did you know there have been a few Wesley residents who have competed at an Olympic Games?

  1. Georgie Morgan (fr 2012) – represented Australia in Hockey, Rio 2016
  2. Faye Sultan Al Essa (fr 2014) – represented the United Arab Emirates as the first female swimmer from Kuwait in Swimming, London 2012 & Rio 2016
  3. Bronwen Watson (Residential staff 2011 – current) – represented Australia in Rowing, London 2012
  4. Gill Campbell (fr 1979) – represented Australia in Rowing, Barcelona 1992
  5. John Treloar (fr 1950) – represented Australia in Athletics (Sprinter), London 1948 & Helsinki 1952. He also won 3 gold medals at the Commonwealth Games, Auckland 1950.

We will be checking our history books to see if any more of our old cols have pulled on an Olympic blazer… More importantly, with our ongoing commitment to a Joint Sports Scholarship program with SUSF we expect we will be able to name a few more Olympians in the not too distant future!

If you have an Olympic or sporting achievement, please let us know below

 

    Olympic or Sporting Achievements

    Olympic or Sporting Achievements