Rhydian Cowley


Keep putting one foot in front of the other

Personal Details

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Hero / Most Admired Athlete:

Jared Tallent

Date of birth:

4 January 1991

Sporting Details

Event(s) / Discipline:

20km walk / 50km walk

Home Club:

Glenhuntly Athletics Club


Brent Vallance

Olympic / Paralympic History:

2020, Tokyo Olympic Games, 8th in 50km walk

2016, Rio Olympic Games, 33rd in 20km walk (1:23.30)

Commonwealth Games History:

2022, Birmingham Commonwealth Games, 8th in 10,000m walk

2018, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, 11th in 20km walk (1:26:12)

World Championships History:

2021 Eugene, World Athletics Championships

2019, Doha World Athletics Championships, DNF 

2017, London World Athletics Championships, 56th (1:30.40) 

2013, Moscow World Athletics Championships, 50th

Sporting Highlights:

Competing at an Olympics during a pandemic and getting top 8. Certainly feels like being a part of sporting history.

Member of VIS RAP working group 

Member of Athletics Australia Athletes Advisory Committee 

Sports Environment Alliance ambassador 

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