Gold Coast schoolgirl wins gold at National Championship

REMEMBER the name: Chloe Simpson-Riley. She could be the next Gold Coast Olympian.

The 10-year-old has won gold in the Shot Put event at the School Sport Australian Track and Field National Championships in Canberra.

The Biggera Waters State School student threw 10.78m on Saturday to eclipse her peers.


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Her proud step-father told myGC it’s an outstanding achievement for the youngster, who only started throwing five months ago.

“She’s competing against kids who have been doing athletics for years,” Zoran says.

“Chloe was first selected for south coast sports, and won first in Queensland. The Queensland national team then scooped her up straight away and selected her to compete against Australia’s best at the national competition which she took out.”

“I’m so proud. She’s obtained two sponsors already!”

“With proper training she has the ability to be an Olympian and may get selected for the world youth Olympics squad.”

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Congrats! Check out QLD Athletics site for other gold medal wins from Gold Coast Athletes at the High School Nationals. Also Gold Coast small school Hillcrest Christian College won GOLD at the Australian Basketball Championships in Div 1 U17 Boys at Canberra on Friday.