Surprise as Flynn flies through to Nationals ATHLETICS
OVERNIGHT success in athletics has been something of a surprise for Flynn Eriksson, 14, who shot through local junior competitions to find himself at the Victorian Junior Athletics Championships last month.
“I came second in the triple jump and third in the long jump so now I will be going to the national competition in Perth this month,” Flynn said.
“I started out doing it as a hobby last year, and I had no idea I would do as well as I have.
“I have only been training and competing seriously this year.”
Flynn trains twice a week with Greg Simpson of the Wodonga Athletics Club, and is very grateful to his parents for their support.
“They have been really helpful, and given up a lot of time to drive me to and fro,” he said.
Flynn is not sure about how successful he will be in Perth.
“The results were pretty close between the top five in the state competition, except for the winner, who won by a fair bit,” he said.
“We have looked up the results for the other states and they look pretty good, so it may be hard to get a podium position.” SUCCESS: Along with 2000 other young athletes, 14-year-old Flynn Eriksson is heading to Perth next month to compete at the Australian Junior Athletics Championships.