Image: Hayley Wilson gets ready to take on Day Three of the Games, Credit: Getty Images/Australian Olympic Team
VIS DAY THREE SCHEDULE
Monday July 26
Women's Street (Hayley Wilson)*
Men's -80kg (Jack Marton)*
Hockeyroos V China (Rach Lynch, Amy Lawton)
Aussie Stingers V Netherlands (Rowie Webster)
Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay Final (Matthew Temple)*
Men's 200m Butterfly Heat 5 (Matthew Temple)
* Medal Opportuntity
** Athlete Must Qualify
19-year-old Hayley Wilson from Mansfield is a five-time national champion and will head to Tokyo with a world ranking inside the top 10. Wilson will be a part of history when skateboarding makes its Olympic debut, competing in the event: street skating.
Wilson has already etched her name into the history books when she became the first Australian to compete at an Olympic skateboarding qualification event and finished on the podium in 2019.
Recently she has claimed gold at the 2020 Oceania Continentals and has already proved that she knows how to perform on the big stage, so bringing home a medal is certainly not out of the question.
Taekwondo runs in the family for Olympic debutant Jack Marton. He is the younger brother of three time Olympian Carmen Marton, who was Australia’s first ever Taekwondo World Champion, and Caroline Marton who was a gold medallist in the international martial arts competition.
Marton was the emergency at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and will being looking to make the most of his opportunity in Tokyo. Coming off an impressive top eight performance at the 2019 World Championships, anything is possible when he steps foot into the arena today.
After an impressive opening victory against Spain on Sunday, all eyes will be on the Hockeyroos today hoping to see if they can continue their form into their matchup with China.
Amy Lawton a great young talent who just keeps getting better will be lining up alongside the most-capped goalkeeper to ever play for the Hockeyroos, Rachael Lynch.
19-year-old Lawton will become the fourth youngest Hockeyroo to compete at an Olympics. Since making her international debut in a 2019 FIH Pro League match, Lawton has not looked back. She's described as “a great young talent”, who could easily become Hockey’s “next biggest star”.
Rachael Lynch on the other hand is a 223-game veteran for the Hockeyroos with over 14 years of experience and 18 years on a VIS scholarship, just oozes with class. Named the 2019 International Hockey Federation goalkeeper of the year, she’s going to make it challenging for the opposition to put one in the back of the net.
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