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.