Deal rower Luke Moon looking forward to Youth Olympics
Deal rower Luke Moon flies out
to Australia in the first week of January to represent Great
Britain in the Australian Youth Olympic Festival.
The 19-year-old former Walmer
School pupil (pictured) has been selected in a 20-strong GB team
who will join 1,700 athletes from 30 different countries in the
five-day festival in Sydney from January 16-20.
Moon, who has already represented
Britain in the world junior rowing championships, said: "I was
pretty confident I would get picked (for Sydney) but I still had to
go through all the selection process and I’m looking forward to
Moon’s specialist event is the
single sculls but he has been picked to row in three events – the
single sculls, quadruple sculls and the eights.
He is a member of the Tideway
Scullers School in Chiswick, where he lives in club accommodation
while studying sports science at St Mary’s University in
Moon’s long-term goal is to follow
in Campbell’s footsteps, by representing Britain in the 2016 Rio
Olympics but next year he will be focusing on the Youth Olympics
and then winning selection for the world under-23 championships in
Austria in August.
But he will be back home for a few days over Christmas to spend
time with his parents, John and Tracey Moon, who live in The
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