Tim and Tobias strike gold
Tim Knight of Federal has just returned home from Adelaide as the new Australian champion 11-year-old long-jumper. He won the gold medal at the Australian primary schools track and field championships as part of the NSW athletics team.
Tim has been the Queensland little athletics state champion for the last two years and last year won the silver medal at the Australian school championships in Darwin.
He felt he had something to prove this year and was on a hunt for gold.
It was a nail-biting competition at Adelaide's Santos Stadium with the best athletes in the country representing their State.
When the final jump was measured it was clear that Tim had won the gold medal with an incredible display of speed and agility jumping a distance of 5.01 metres!
Another local Athlete, 11-year-old Tobias Mason of Bangalow earned his place on the NSW team in Adelaide as a 100-metre sprinter.
As part of the 4 X 100m-relay team he also won gold in a combined time of 51.18 sec. In the individual 100m final Tobias ran a creditable 13.62-sec to be the 9th fastest 11-year-old.