Believe you can and you are half way there.
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- Hero / Most Admired Athlete:
- Date of birth:
29 October 2001
- Event(s) / Discipline:
- Olympic / Paralympic History:
2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
- World Championships History:
1st place Australian Skate Park Leagues National finals (Olympic Qualifier) 2019, 2020
2nd place X Games, China 2019
2nd Place Street league skateboarding (Olympic Qualifier), London 2019
4th place Dew Tour (Olympic Qualifier) USA ,2019
1st place Oceania Continentals (Olympic qualifiers) Melbourne. 2020
- Sporting Highlights:
Mansfield Shire Sports Person of the year 2018
Mansfield Young Citizen of the year 2019
Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and mentoring program 2020
Hayley Wilson started skateboarding at the age of 8, after her brother convinced her to buy her first skateboard. Hailing from Mansfield, Victoria the 19-year-old is also a gifted snowboarder and surfer.
At 15, Hayley qualified for her first X-Games making her the youngest to do so in history in the women's street division. In 2016, she won her first international competition in the USA at the ExposureAm Street contest.
An impressive 2019 saw Hayley win silver at both the Street League London and 2019 X Games in Shanghai, and place 4th at the 2019 Dew Tour in the USA. Hayley's results throughout the 2019/2020 season boosted her to a career best of no.6 in the world.
In 2020 she was awarded a Sport Australia Hall of Fame scholarship, which provided her with funding and valuable mentoring opportunities with Kevin Sheedy.
At the 2020 Oceania Continentals held in Melbourne, Hayley claimed the gold medal and secured her position on the Australian Team for the Tokyo Olympics.
The current world no.10 and five-time Australian Skateboard League National Champion will make her Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games, competing in the women's street competition.
Australian Olympic Team