Young superstar Sophia Varley is paving her way to a bright future after collecting a gold medal at the NSW PSSA Athletics Championships in Sydney.October 30, 2013 4:18am
The two-day event was held at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre at Homebush, with Sophia taking home gold in the junior girls discus.
The Finley St Joseph’s student travelled to Sydney with her mother and competed against 40 of the state’s best young discus throwers.
Recording a huge personal best of 29.65m, Sophia finished almost half a metre ahead of her nearest rival to take top spot on the podium.
Sophia’s teacher said she was very impressed with the young athlete.
‘‘She had very good concentraion.
‘‘It was a long day for her and her mum, but in the end it was worth it.’’
Her impressive perfomance has automatically qualified her to compete at the School Sport Australia National Athletics Championships, which are being held in Brisbane next month.
Sophia started competiong in discus three years ago, and she trains with her mum three times a week.
She also competes in shot put.
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