Representing Australia in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, St Laurence’s College student Oscar Miers has reached new heights in his athletics career, ranking equal number one in the world for under 18s high jump.
Jumping a personal best of 2.22 metres, Oscar took home a silver medal, a Youth Olympics record and the Queensland Under 18 record. He also gained the experience of a lifetime. “I didn’t expect too much going into the Games, but I knew I had to try my best. I am really happy with what I achieved representing Team Australia and I can’t wait to see where it takes me,” he said.
Earlier in the year Oscar was given the opportunity to compete against world-class athletes on home soil, participating in the Open Age Group Trials for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. “Pushing myself to verse some of the best athletes in the world was a great experience. Even though I didn’t get the outcome I wanted, I had a blast,” Oscar said.
Beginning his final year at St Laurence’s College in 2019, Oscar is busy preparing for the academic challenges of Year 12, whilst remaining focused on his goals as an athlete. The College’s Excellence Program for Sport provides structure and support for students such as Oscar to balance their study with training and competition commitments. “Between the support of my family, my school and my coach, I am confident I can keep aiming high both at school and as an athlete.”
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