Rhydian Cowley - Athletics
Hi, my name is Rhydian Cowley
I am passionate about Education because passing on knowledge helps to build a better future.
Sport: Athletics (20km Walk)
Lives: Glen Waverley, Melbourne
Olympic Games: Rio 2016
Olympic Results: 33rd
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
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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