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QAS celebrates 25 years of sporting success

21 March 2016

Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) is proud to celebrate 25 years of achievement in sport nationally and internationally. QAS officially launched in May 1991. Since then it has provided the support that Queensland’s most talented and dedicated athletes and coaches need to excel in their respective sports. Over the past 25 years the Academy has developed tremendously and now supports more than 600 athletes over 22 different sports and individual scholarships.

QAS support a variety of state and national sporting organisations in sports including athletics, canoeing, cycling, gymnastics, hockey, rowing, sailing, swimming, triathlon and water polo. The Academy also partners with state and national sporting organisations, including baseball, cricket, football, golf, netball, rugby league, rugby union, softball, tennis and volleyball.

QAS athletes have been very successful in achieving their goals and staying on top of their game. This can be seen in the results of the past six Olympic and Paralympic Games

The 119 QAS male athletes and 144 female athletes achieved 68 medals and 129 medals respectively. In six Paralympic Games, 55 male athletes won 76 medals and 27 female competitors won 26 medals. In 2016, Queensland athletes plan to dominate for a seventh time at the Olympics and Paralympics in Rio.

Some of Australia's greatest sporting heroes have advanced through the QAS including Susie O'Neill, Kieren Perkins, Grant Hackett and Vicki Wilson. Current Queensland athletes supported by the QAS include Sally Pearson, Jamie Dwyer, Ken Wallace and Emma Snowsill.

The QAS is not resting on its laurels and is looking ahead to the next Olympic cycle. Innovation is a key focus at the QAS so the future is looking bright for an even better result in the next 25 years.

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21 March 2016