Kyra can’t be beat

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

BOWEN State High School stu­dent Kyra Dom­row has done the Whit­sun­days proud once again, tak­ing out run­ner up Ath­lete with a Dis­abil­ity in the North Queens­land Sport­star Awards.

Kyra, who is legally blind, was pre­sented with her award in front of a whole school as­sem­bly on Mon­day by Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil Mayor Jen­nifer Whit­ney and North Queens­land Sports Foun­da­tion rep­re­sen­ta­tive Alf Pearce.

This is far from the first time Kyra has brought home the ba­con in the sport­ing are- na, of­ten fin­ish­ing in the top of her field.

“At last year’s All Schools Cham­pi­onships in Ade­laide in De­cem­ber Kyra won four gold medals and the new cham­pi­onship record for her clas­si­fi­ca­tion in the 100m (sprint), dis­cus, shot put and long jump,” Mayor Whit­ney said.

Kyra took home not only a tro­phy for her im­pres­sive ef­forts, but a $500 cash prize as well.

Kyra’s mum, Justine Dom­row, said the sports fa­natic had al­ready used the cash to buy more equip­ment.

“She just bought her­self a pair of throw shoes for dis­cus and shot put,” she said.

“And she’s go­ing to buy a new javelin, but they cost a lit­tle bit of money so she’s go­ing to save up for that one.”

Kyra is now aim­ing even higher, hop­ing to rep­re­sent Australia on the world stage.

“She wants to go to Rio for her javelin and maybe her shot put (to com­pete in the 2016 Par­a­lympics),” Mrs Dom­row said.

In the mean­time the all­rounder is set to com­pete in the Oceanic Games as part of the Re­gional Australia team in Cairns this week­end.

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