Gold rush for ‘super fish’
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.