RAS Alumni Win Big in Tokyo
11th August 2021
By Bianca Smith
(Nicola McDermott after jumping 2.02m – an Australian record & her personal best)
See RAS Athletes Set to Shine in Tokyo for full list of RAS representatives.
On behalf of all the staff, coaches, managers, consultants, athletes, and their families we would like to congratulate the following Regional Academy of Sport alumni on their podium finishes at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics:
Hockey – Silver Medal
Matt Dawson (HAS and CCAS), Lachlan Sharp (WRAS), Blake Govers (IAS), Flynn Ogilvie (IAS)
High Jump – Silver Medal
Nicola McDermott (CCAS)
Canoe Slalom – Gold and Bronze Medal
Jess Fox (WSAS)
Swimming – 4x Gold and 3x Bronze Medals
Emma McKeon (IAS)
These wins bring the RAS total medal count to 11, equating to 24% of Australia’s total medal count.
This high number of RAS alumni in Tokyo, as well as our incredible medal tally highlight the significance of our partnership with the NSW Government through the Office of Sport which has allowed the RAS network to help foster the development of young regional talent across NSW.
From a pathway perspective, the NSW Institute of Sport currently has one hundred and eighty contracted athletes that came via the Regional Academy of Sport pathway.