Australia Day Junior Sports Awardee Taryn Gollshewsky.
Australia Day Junior Sports Awardee Taryn Gollshewsky.

Taryn our best junior

SEVENTEEN-year-old discus sensation Taryn Gollshewsky has gained many distinctions in her glittering career but receiving the Bundaberg Regional Council 2011 Junior Sports Award was one that she will always cherish.

The Kepnock State High School Year 12 graduate has won the discus at the Australian Athletics Championships for the past five years, as well as achieving success at international level.

In October, she received the 2010 Womensport Queensland Rising Star Award for her sport in a year in which she achieved a personal best in her main event at Vancouver in a lead-up meet to the World Junior Athletics Championships.

She performed well below her best at the world titles, placing 23rd, but that aside, she continued to stamp herself as someone who could go all the way to the top in discus, and the dynamic all-rounder was pleased to be acknowledged among Bundaberg’s stars yesterday.

“It is always good to get some reward and any bit of acknowledgement is always great,” Gollshewsky said.

Gollshewsky has her focus firmly set on the next world junior titles in 2012.



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