Published: 08:00, 17 January 2013 |
Updated: 09:43, 10 January 2014
Dover rower Luke Moon is preparing to take on the cream of British rowing, not to mention the world at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival this weekend.
The 19-year-old (pictured) will face British rival Jack Beaumont in the single sculls heats on Saturday at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, where he will also contest the men's quadruple sculls and men's eight.
Moon represented Britain at the 2011 World Junior Championships, winning the quadruple scull B final.
He said: "Having all the kit with the Olympic rings on makes it special and adds something different, maybe some more pressure.
"Because Jack and I are also racing each other in the singles as well as taking on other countries, there is a bit of rivalry between us too.
"When we race against each other we are pretty much dead level so I am sure it will be a good race."
He added: "It is the first time I will have competed in a multi-sport event so it will be nice to meet other people from other sports and the experience will help me."
The former Sandwich Technology School pupil added: "Events like this are important because you gain so much when you race international competition.
"So doing that will help us at future World Championships and at the next Olympics in Rio, which is now the main target for everyone."
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating! PLUS, register for free!.
Find out what's going on in the garden, with Kent expert Lucy Hewett's weekly update.
Buy pictures that you've seen in a KM newspaper, or send in a picture and we will place it on our photo sales website so that you can purchase a super, unique gift.