Adam Szlezak (second from right) in action in the Commonwealth Youth Games at Bendigo.
Adam Szlezak (second from right) in action in the Commonwealth Youth Games at Bendigo.

Fire still burning in Adam



A medal missed by 1/100th of a second at the Commonwealth Youth Games at Bendigo last week has not quenched the fire burning in hurdler Adam Szlezak of Mullumbimby.

His next and immediate goal is to break the Australian record this week at the Australian All Schools competition in Sydney.

At Bendigo, the 110 metre hurdle was ending in a photo finish when Adam clipped the hurdle and nearly fell. There were other hurdles falling, and he wonders if his was bumped, throwing him off course.

But he's not complaining, and has already accepted that he will be prepared for such things in the future.

The promising hurdler did not come home empty handed from the games which attract young elite competitors from around the world.

As part of the men's 4x100 metres relay team, together for the first time, he brought home the bronze medal, won against well seasoned teams.

The Sydney meet will provide stiff competition, with all the Australian Commonwealth Youth Games athletes facing each other again.

It's the Australian record Adam is after, and this will be his chance.


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