Gold rush for ‘su­per fish’

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS - Jessie Tol­son

LO­CAL swim­ming cham­pion Tanya Stov­gaard has done it again, blitz­ing the best in the state to add to her al­ready huge col­lec­tion of more than 360 medals.

Stov­gaard trav­elled down to Bris­bane last week to com­pete in the Queens­land State Sec­ondary School Swim­ming Cham­pi­onships and came away with five gold, one sil­ver and one bronze.

The event saw our own ‘‘su­per fish’’ take out the gold in the 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 50m but­ter­fly and the 100m but­ter­fly.

She also won a sil­ver medal in the 50m back­stroke and a bronze in the 100m back­stroke.

‘‘I am very happy with the medals I’ve won, all of the hard train­ing has paid off,’’ Stov­gaard said.

‘‘The cham­pi­onships were a lot of fun this year.

‘‘There is al­ways really good com­pe­ti­tion down south and you can also so­cialise and make new friends.’’

The 13-year-old is a mem­ber of the Mar­lin Coast Swim­ming Club and trains at least five times a week.

Tanya is now in in­tense train­ing for the 2013 Ge­orgina Hope Swim­mers Foun­da­tion Aus­tralian Age Swim­ming Cham­pi­onships to held in South Aus­tralia next month.

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