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Riley Day

Riley Day (athletics) made her Commonwealth Games debut on her home turf at the Gold Coast in  2018 where she finished 9th overall in the 200m. Her debut at the Gold Coast Games came a year after she was selected for the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2017, where Day was the Opening Ceremony flagbearer for the Australian Team and finished with golds in the 200m and mixed 4x100m relay, as well as a silver in the 100m. Day represented Australia at the Tokyo Olympics where she finished 12th in the 200m. Day was awarded a scholarship in 2018 by the Sport Australia Hall of Fame and is currently completing her Nursing Degree at Griffith University, whilst setting her sights on the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
 

Sport / Discipline

Athletics

Birth Place

Beaudesert

Birth state

QLD

Date of Birth

30/03/2000

Age

22

Gold Coast, 2018

Results History

GAMES SPORT / DISCIPLINE EVENT / PHASE OPPONENT PERFORMANCE RESULT MEDAL

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Additional Information

Languages Spoken:

No

Are you a citizen of a country other than Australia? If yes, please provide details?

No

Education Details:

Currently Year 12 - student

Club details:

Gold Coast Victory Athletics Club, Gold Coast, Australia

Why did you begin your sport?

Mum decided to put me into little athletics in Beaudesert at age 9 to keep me fit and healthy, from there my athletics journey started.

Do you have any pre-competition routines or rituals?

My right shoe must be put on first and I must be wearing my infinite necklace.

What is your most memorable sporting achievement?

Nitro Athletics Series, Medalling in the Youth Commonwealth Games and being apart of team Australia at the World Athletics Championships.

Who is your hero / idol, and why? Have you ever met them?

Ever since I started running at age 9, Cathy Freeman always inspired me. I recently met her and she is the loveliest woman. She will always been an inspiration of mine.

Who has been the most influential person or people in your career and why?

My parents have always supported with every sporting opportunity, they have always provided me with constant support. I wouldn't be the athlete I am today without them.

Do you have any hobbies away from your sport?

I love to play with my dog and sit down and relax whilst watching tv shows.

What is your sporting ambition?

My ultimate sporting ambition is to be the Olympic, Commonwealth and World Champion for the 100m and 200m.

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