Medal moments to savour
BUDERIM teenager Alexandra Martin-Wallace harbours Olympic hopes and it seems she’s on track.
The 17-year-old is the Sunshine Coast Sports Federation’s Junior Sports Star of August after claiming bronze at her first junior track world championships, in Italy.
She fared well in a string of events but it was the scratch race in which she snared a place on the podium.
“I didn’t really know how I’d go...I just really wanted to do my best and to gain a lot of experience,” she said. “I definitely did that and I was just stoked to come away with a medal as well.”
She also stunned in March, when she broke the Australian junior record in winning the national under-19 pursuit crown, clocking 2min21.124 sec over 2000m.
The Sunshine Coast Cycling Club member – an athlete with the Queensland Academy of Sport – has serious ambitions.
“I’d love to make it to the Olympics. I’m not sure which one but it definitely is the long-term goal.”
Alexandra Martin-Wallace is the Sunshine Coast Sports Federation's Junior Sports Star of August.