Joshua Lee, 11, brings home swag of diving medals

Joshua Lee with his collection of medals.
Joshua Lee with his collection of medals.


ELEVEN year old Joshua Lee proudly represented Medowie Christian School and the state of New South Wales at last month’s School Sport Australia Diving Championships held in Perth.

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It was only the third time Perth has hosted the event, which is shared throughout Australia’s capital cities.

School Sport Australia championships are held for several sports which include competitors representing each state and territory.

Sports in which competitions are held include Australian Rules football, baseball, basketball, cricket, cross country, golf, hockey, netball, rugby league, soccer, softball, surfing, swimming, tennis, touch football, track and field, triathlon, volleyball, water polo and, of course, diving.

The Diving Championships hosted at Perth’s HBF Stadium were for boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 19 years to compete in events including springboard, platform, synchronised diving as well as the Knockout event.

The Knockout event consists of three rounds where contestants are eliminated each round until three finalists are left to compete for the gold medal.

The 11 years boys knockout event was just one of three events in which Joshua attained the gold medal.

Joshua also took out the gold in the 10-12 years platform, as well the team event.

In total, Joshua returned home from Perth with five medals making the long trip over the Nullarbor more than worthwhile.

His family are proud of their talented Joshua.

“He works very hard and puts in the hours to be the best that he can be, and results like these make everything worthwhile,” Mrs Lee told News Of The Area.

We sincerely wish Joshua all the best at future championships and hope his medal haul continues to increase at a rapid rate.


By Rachael VAUGHAN

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