NOW: Logan Bischoff with the support of his Mum Keryn is all set for the upcoming Commonwealth Games.
NOW: Logan Bischoff with the support of his Mum Keryn is all set for the upcoming Commonwealth Games. John McCutcheon

Coast teen has sights set on 2020 Tokyo Olympics

WHEN he was five, Logan Bischoff told the Sunshine Coast Daily he "had been waiting go to big school forever".

Fast-forward 13 years and he's still got the same twinkle in his eyes.

But the much taller version of himself is off to compete in the 2018 Commonwealth Games trials.

In January 2005, the Daily caught up with Logan and mum Keryn on first day of prep.

 

THEN: Logan Bischoff, with mum, Keryn, pictured at five-years-old (in 2005) on his first day of prep at Golden Beach State School.
THEN: Logan Bischoff, with mum, Keryn, pictured at five-years-old (in 2005) on his first day of prep at Golden Beach State School. Brett Wortman

He was among the first Queenslanders to attend prep on the Coast.

He was also the Coast's first male millennium baby, born January 1, 2000.

In Year 10, Logan changed high schools from Caloundra to St Joseph's College at Nudgee in North Brisbane where he was offered a prestigious track and field scholarship.

He's no stranger to competition nor winning after taking home gold in a national Queensland Athletics competition for triple jump when he was 15 and making the team for the past four years.

He was also victorious in the Queensland Championships for long jump in 2016.

But the Commonwealth Games trials is a whole different playing field.

Logan said the trials would see him compete against the top dogs, like Australian track and field athlete Henry Frayne.

Frayne competed at the 2011 World Championships and placed ninth in triple jump, he also qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics in the long jump.

Taking out a spot at the trials or not, Logan said he would be attending the games either way.

He was one of 15,000 people out of 48,000 to be accepted to volunteer to help with the athletic events at the games.

Logan said if unsuccessful at the trials he would still get to see all the action.

"I'm pretty young to be trialling and I'm not sure how it's going to go but I'll give it a crack," he said.

"I'm nervous but I have been competing in athletics since I was 10, I have seven years under my belt.

"I remember being a junior, training and being coached by some of these people...now I'm competing alongside them."

Logan said his next big goal would be to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Logan will head to the Gold Coast for the trials in February.



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