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IM­PRES­SIVE in­sight into Olymp­ism in the dig­i­tal world saw Monto State High School’s Josh Larsen win a Pierre de Cou­bertin award on Satur­day.

The Queens­land Olympic Coun­cil award, named af­ter the founder of the mod­ern Olympic Games, Baron Pierre de Cou­bertin, recog­nises ex­em­plary sport­ing be­hav­iour as well as elite per­for­mance.

Each school can nom­i­nate one stu­dent who has rep­re­sented it in at least three sports, one of which is in the Olympic pro­gram, and sub­mit­ted a piece of po­etry, art or lit­er­ary work to show

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their pas­sion for the Olympics.

“I wrote an es­say about how be­ing an Olympian has changed a lot since the first Olympics be­cause of tech­nol­ogy, be­cause ath­letes couldn’t con­tact their fam­i­lies for the en­tire event back in the day,” said Josh.

“But it wasn’t un­til I was at the awards cer­e­mony that I met this tiny Aussie gym­nast who told me how slow-mo­tion anal­y­sis re­ally helped him.”

The award cer­e­mony also in­cluded a lead­er­ship work­shop, a skill Josh has a fair bit of ex­pe­ri­ence with.

“I’m Rus­sell (school sports team) house cap­tain, and I’ve played touch, league, soc­cer and ath­let­ics a fair bit, so that all helps,” he said.

Monto State High School's Josh Larsen.

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