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P4G athletes claim top performances early 2019

11 March 2019

It has been a tremendous start to the 2019 competition season for the QAS Prospecting For Gold (P4G) team with three outstanding results in three months.

Para javelin athlete, Corey Anderson has had a phenomenal summer season with performances to show he is well and truly on course for a Tokyo 2020 team selection.

At the Queensland Athletics Cathy Freeman Shield in February, Corey finished second to an open athlete nonetheless, his throw went down in the record books. He threw a massive 53.96m which eclipsed not only the Australian but the World record. Due to the classification of the event, the World record was not certified but he is now recognised as an Australia record holder.

After a great end to the year in 2018, Tamzin Christoffel has kicked off this year with another outstanding international result. The Taekwondo athlete’s performances have been nothing short of impressive.

Adding to her accolades last weekend, Tamzin managed to secure a bronze medal at the 46th Dutch Open Taekwondo Championships in Eindhoven.

Rhys Lanskey, QAS’s only modern pentathlete, has been in training for his sport over the past 12 month with support by the P4G team.

In another great result over the weekend, Rhys won gold in the 2019 Australian Modern Pentathlon Nationals in Brisbane. It was a sensational performance by Rhy considering the 17-year-old has only been training full-time since finishing high school in November. His result shows he has a very bright future and confirms there are plenty more exciting results to come.

We congratulate Corey, Tamzin and Rhys on their efforts and wish them all the best for upcoming competitions. With today marking 500 days to go until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, these results are starting to roll in at just the right time.

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11 March 2019