Kyra can’t be beat
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.