Rhydian Cowley


You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great

Personal Details

Home town:


Occupation / Area of Study / Work:

Office Administration

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:

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games - 8th - 50km walk

Rio 2016 Olympic Games - 33rd | 1:23.30 

Commonwealth Games History:

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - 11th | 1:26:12

World Championships History:

Moscow 2013 World Championships - 50th | 

London 2017 World Championships - 56th | 1:30.40 

Doha 2019 World Championships - DNF 

Sporting Highlights:

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

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