Rhydian Cowley - Athletics


Rhydian Cowley

Hi, my name is Rhydian Cowley

I am passionate about Education because passing on knowledge helps to build a better future.

FAST FACTS:
Sport:                                                   Athletics (20km Walk)
Born:                                                   1991
Lives:                                                   Glen Waverley, Melbourne
Olympic Games:                                  Rio 2016
Olympic Results:                                  33rd

SCHOOL:
Primary School:                                    Rowville Primary and Syndal South Primary
High School:                                         Glen Waverley Secondary College and Melbourne High
Favourite subject:                                 History
Favourite memory from school:            Helping my House to 4 consecutive wins in the Inter- House competition at MHS

TRIVIA:
Childhood ambition:                              To know a lot
Favourite toy growing up:                     Mickey
Favourite gadget:                                 A pen
Best holiday:                                         Having a week to enjoy the Olympics after my competition finished
Favourite food:                                     Rice
Earliest memory:                                  Getting in trouble for writing on a wall while on holiday as a cheeky 3 or 4 year old
Role model / idol:                                 Jared Tallent
Interests other than sport:                    Pokémon, History
Football team:                                      Melbourne Victory
Sportsmanship means ….                    Playing fairly and respecting your opponent(s) and officials no matter the outcome.

A BIT MORE:
What is one of your greatest memories from the Olympic Games?
Seeing my friend, training partner and teammate win bronze in my race. He and I went through a lot of the journey to the Olympics together so it was satisfying to be a part of.

How did you come to participate in your chosen sport? How old were you?
I first did walking at Little Athletics when I was 8. I was good at it, so I stuck with it, although I only started considering being able to make an Olympics when I was much older, about 18-19.

What is the importance of sport for you in your life? How have you continued living a healthy and active lifestyle since retiring from sport?
Sport is very important to me not just to keep active and healthy, but also from a social perspective as I have made a lot of friends from my sport (both at a local, national and international level). I hope that the social side of things helps keep me active and involved even when I'm finished

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