Lemon Tree Passage’s Josh Thompson has Olympics in his Sights

Josh showing his flexibility with his proud parent beside the pool.
Josh showing his flexibility with his proud parent beside the pool.

 

AFTER winning many gymnastics trophies including ‘Athlete of the Year’ Josh Thompson has his sights set on the Olympics.

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The eight year old from Lemon Tree Passage started early as mother Jade explains, “We lived in a house with polished floors and one day as a toddler he said, ‘Look mum!’ I turned around to see that he had done the splits! We steered him into gymnastics since the age of four and he hasn’t looked back.”

Jade trains weekly at Glendale and performs the standard six multi disciplinary routines of adult male gymnasts. The rings and the high bar are his favourites.

His seven major trophies include ‘Athlete of the Year NSW’; ‘Country Championship ‘ (two years running) and 5th in NSW. Josh also gained two firsts, a second and a fourth in the Grand Prix series.

On top of this he has been selected for a high performance training squad in Sydney.

“We are very proud of Josh, his dedication and his achievements,” his mother, a lifeguard at Tilligerry Aquatic Centre, remarked.

 

By Geoff WALKER

 

Josh showing with one of his awards.
Josh showing with one of his awards.

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