Coffs swimmer brings home a swag of medals from Virtus Oceania Asia Games

Amelia Moore had a great meet in Brisbane.

COFFS Harbour’s Amelia Moore has brought home a swag of medals from the Virtus Oceania Asia Games in Brisbane.

The fifteen-year-old won seven medals across her seven events including six personal bests at the Virtus Oceania Asia Games, an event for elite athletes with intellectual impairment.

She won gold in the 50m butterfly, 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, and silver in the 50m backstroke, 50m breaststroke, 100m breaststroke, and 200m individual medley.

The Coffs Harbour Swimming Club member competes in the S19 category, which features athletes with high functioning autism.

Formed in 1986, Virtus is the recognised International Organisation of Sport for people with a Disability (IOSD), governing the eligibility of athletes with an intellectual impairment, elite competition and sport development.

The multiple gold medallist explained she had a tough run into the Games in Brisbane.

“I had six weeks off sick, and with an injury I tore my quad, so I had to train pretty hard and Daniel (my coach) did some speed work with me before the Games,” she said.

After a stellar meet at the Oceania Asia Games, the young swimmer had her eyes on more events.

“I want to try to go to state and nationals, and in seven months the Global Games is on in France, so we’re trying to aim for that,” she said.


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