Bilo boy wins 2 gold, 3 bronze
DESPITE being new to the field, Jackson Lee, an athlete with disabilities, can still proudly hold up the symbols of success.
The 10-year-old Biloela boy has been selected to represent Queensland at the Australian track and field championships after a stunning showing at the state championships recently.
Lee won gold in the boys 10 years 800m and discus and silver in the 100m, 200m and long jump.
In the 800m, he showed how much he wanted to win.
Lee was tiring in the last 100m, but dug deep and kept going to cross the line.
The horde of medals was even more astounding given he is only new to athletics.
The year 4 Biloela State Primary School student said he was pretty excited with his results.
Lee had been selected in the Capricornia team after dominating first at his school and then the regional trials in Emerald.
He will go to Sydney in late November to don the maroon and take on the best from across Australia.
Lee will do some special training sessions under Biloela Little Athletics boss Ray Robbins as he prepares for the national titles.
“I’m very excited about it all,” the young athlete said.
He plans to join Little Athletics next year and further his ambitions in the sport.
And he may have big plans, as Lee couldn’t pick his favourite event from his entire long list, which included shot put, the only event he didn’t place in.
Having discovered a new sport in athletics, he is in no need to rush while doing so well at so many events.