Bri­anna back at uni af­ter Olympics

Cockburn Gazette - - SPORT -

THE Univer­sity of Notre Dame wel­comed swim­mer Bri­anna Throssell back to the cam­pus re­cently fol­low­ing her in­au­gu­ral Olympic stint.

Throssell, who is a mem­ber of the Univer­sity’s Elite Ath­lete Pro­gram, com­peted in her first Olympics, fin­ish­ing eighth in the fi­nal of the 200m but­ter­fly.

“I was keen to be part of the Aus­tralian swim­ming team and its com­bined ef­fort to im­prove from the per­for­mance at the 2012 Olympic Games in Lon­don,” she said.

“When you find some­thing you love and en­joy do­ing, it makes you see through any chal­lenges that might arise.

“I’ve been swim­ming my whole life. I love the at­mos­phere of an aquatic cen­tre and when you start to get re­sults, this pos­i­tive en­ergy just en­cour­ages you even more.”

Notre Dame sports of­fi­cer Max Wa­son con­grat­u­lated all mem­bers of the Elite Ath­lete Pro­gram, in­clud­ing Aus­tralian hockey player Kiel Brown, on their achieve­ments in 2016.

“In ad­di­tion to be­ing mar­vel­lous rep­re­sen­ta­tives in their re­spec­tive sport­ing pur­suits, Bri­anna and Kiel are both out­stand­ing am­bas­sadors of the univer­sity,” he said.

“Notre Dame prides it­self on see­ing stu­dents achieve their goals and as­pi­ra­tions, be that in the class­room, through vol­un­teerism, or on the sport­ing field.”

Bri­anna Throssell and Kiel Brown.

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