Wigmore aims to keep on track for glory

South Western Times
South West Academy of Sport athlete and Bunbury resident Josh Wigmore, whose specialty is the 400m race, will be among the next generation of budding track and field athletes competing at the Australian Junior Athletics Championships in Sydney.
Camera IconSouth West Academy of Sport athlete and Bunbury resident Josh Wigmore, whose specialty is the 400m race, will be among the next generation of budding track and field athletes competing at the Australian Junior Athletics Championships in Sydney.

Not long after realising his dream of wearing the green and gold when he competed for Australia at the Oceania Athletics Area Championships in Fiji, teenage track talent Josh Wigmore is already working hard to achieve his next goal.

The 17-year-old South West Academy of Sport athlete is preparing for the Australian Junior Athletics Championships that are being held in Sydney in March.

The young gun, who recently recovered from an injury, hopes a stand-out performance at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre during the event will act as a springboard to further opportunities.

“My main goal is under-20 worlds in Finland in July,” he said.

If he qualifies for the IAAF World under-20 Championships, an impressive performance could open the doors to college in the USA through a student-athlete scholarship, and competing at even higher representative levels.

“I’ve just got to take it day-by-day. And not jump the gun so to speak,” he said.

The Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School student is staying true to his word, training three times a week on the track, two days a week in the gym and jogging where he can in the lead-up to junior nationals. Residents can support his journey by putting a donation in the tin at Officeworks, Wish Hair Studio and The Happy Herb Shop in Bunbury.

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