At the Athletics ACT 2016-17 Awards Night a number of presentations were made. Athletics Australia’s new Commemorative Bib is awarded to athletes who have represented Australia at an Olympics, Paralympics, World Championships or Commonwealth Games.
Among the inaugural winners were current and former Tiger Athletes Sarah Salmon (McRae), Hamish Macdonald and Brendon Reading.
Sarah represented Australia at the 2007 World Cross Country Championships in Kenya. Sarah has had top five finishes in Australian Championships in Cross Country, 3000m and 5000m.
Hamish represented Australia 11 times at a Paralympics or World Championships. Hamish was a dominant figure globally in F34 shot put competitions from the late ’90s, winning gold at the Atlanta 1996 Games and silver at the Athens 2004 Games, on top of bronze at the 1998 World Championships and gold at the 2002 and 2006 World Championships.
Hamish currently coaches UC’s latest World Champion and World Record Holder Cameron Crombie.
Brendon competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, in the men’s 50 kilometres walk. Brendon holds three current club records with the UC Tigers.
Richard Nicholson a UC Graduate, also was presented with a Bib for his three Paralympic medals. Richard is also the University of Canberra’s second Athlete in Residence.