HIGH FIVE: Maryborough’s Marra Palin with her five new gold medals.
HIGH FIVE: Maryborough’s Marra Palin with her five new gold medals. Karleila Thomsen

Marra Palin is all gold

MARRA Palin’s parents are going to have to build a bigger trophy cabinet.

Well, with the way their daughter keeps performing they most certainly are.

Just a couple of weeks after winning two gold medals at the Australian Primary Schools Cross Country Championships in Brisbane, the talented little athlete has struck more gold.

Five more gold medals to be exact.

The 11-year-old Albert State School student showed her all-round potential by winning five different events while representing Wide Bay in the Queensland Primary Schools Track and Field Championships in Townsville.

Palin, who won the individual 200m gold and was a member of the Queensland team that won the 4x100m relay in the Australian Primary Schools Track and Field Championships in Sydney last year, also recorded a personal best in one event.

She won the 200m gold with a PB of 34.45secs.

Palin backed up that winning performance on the track by also winning 100m and 800m.

But she wasn’t finished yet – she still had a couple of field events to contest and contest them she did.

A leap of 3.02m won her gold in the long jump and a throw of 4.52 earned her gold in the shot put.

Not a bad haul when you consider Palin is not a member of an athletics club.

As for the little champion, she said she was happy to just keep doing her best.

“I really love athletics and I want to do well,” she said.

“My dream is to represent Australia in the Olympics one day.”



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