Noosa athlete claims gold at Nationals

Fleet-footed athlete Jordan Csabi has been dubbed Little Athletics Noosa’s new ‘prince of speed’, having claimed gold in the 200m sprint at the Australian Junior Athletics Championships in Sydney, and gold in both the 200m and 100m sprints at the IGA Little Athletics Queensland State Championships held in Cairns.

“Winning gold in both the 100m and 200m at the IGA State Championships was definitely a very happy moment for me,” said Jordan. “However, the biggest boost to my confidence was winning gold in the 200m at the Australian Junior Championships. I wasn’t expecting to win and was just hoping to improve on the previous year’s result.” Although both championships were held within a week of each other, this did not prove to be a handicap for the 16-year old. Jordan ran a personal best time of 21.55 seconds to win the 200m at the Australian Junior Championships, while his win in the 200m at the IGA State Championships in a time of 22.27 seconds set a new state record.  “To be able to get to this point in my career so far has meant sticking to a very strict training routine. It’s also meant a lot of commitment from me, not only to athletics, but also to the team of people at Little Athletics Noosa who have coached and trained me,” said Jordan. “I hope to qualify for the World Junior Athletics Championships in a couple of years’ time, although my long-term goal is definitely to qualify for the Olympics. I think it’s every athletes dream.”