Medal mo­ments to savour

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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.”

PHOTO: WAR­REN LYNAM

Alexan­dra Martin-Wal­lace is the Sun­shine Coast Sports Fed­er­a­tion's Ju­nior Sports Star of Au­gust.

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