Train for Tokyo

Get to know some of our athletes that are aspiring to make it to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in our #TrainForTokyo series. 

Hayley Wilson, Skateboarding 

Mansfield local Hayley Wilson bought her first skateboard from The Reject Shop when she was eight years old, armed with a handful of pocket money from Mum, Catriona. Fast forward nine years and Wilson is now the undisputed "next big thing" of Australian skate sports

Jaryd Clifford, Para Athletics 

“I wrote it on my whiteboard the moment I arrived home from Rio de Janeiro in 2016. I remember stumbling through the door, groggy from travel, and slinging my bags onto the couch. I picked up the marker and wrote: “Gold in Tokyo”.

Oceana Mackenzie, Sport Climbing 

VIS athlete Oceana Mackenzie has been hooked on Sport Climbing since she was eight years old, and now at 16 years young she is well on her way to becoming one of Australia’s greatest sport climbers.

Al Viney & Alex Vuillermin, Para Rowing 

VIS Para-rowers, Alexandra Viney and Alex Vuillermin, have two very different stories, but together they share a vision to row at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics and inspire the world.

Amy Lawton, Hockey 

After she was just named in the Hockeyroos squad for 2020, it's all starting to come togther for rising star Amy Lawton. "At the moment I'm just trying to take things step by step. But, since I was little, I always wanted to be able to go to the Olympics.

Jake Wallwork, BMX Freestyle 

With the Olympic debut of BMX Freestyle now less than 200 days away, VIS' Jake Wallwork is trying to make a name for himself on the big stage.

Emily Petricola, Para Cycling 

As Em Petricola approaches the sporting pinnacle, twelve years on from her diagnosis, she views her disability in a different light.

Tess Lloyd, Sailing 

Imagine waking up with no memory of where you have been and what you have been doing for the last two weeks of your life. Imagine having to learn to speak again and having no memory of what your classmates look like. This was the reality for young sailor Tess Lloyd when she woke up that January day in 2012 two weeks after her injury happened.

Filmed/Edited by ARCH Creative

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