Wantirna LAC Athlete Kyle Swan to compete at Olympics in Mens 20Km Race Walk

Kyle Swan, former Wantirna LAC Athlete is competing today at 2020 Olympics Tokyo in Mens 20Km walk.

If you want to watch or the race starts at 4.30pm Tokyo time (5.30pm Melbourne time)

About Kyle

As a junior Kyle Swan was a regular on the national team, representing Australian on an impressive four occasions as a teenager.

Growing up in the Melbourne suburb of Wantirna, Kyle Swan first started in athletics aged six years.

“My brother had started Little Athletics a few years prior, so I figured that if I had to go and watch for hours, I may as well join in myself! I found I had an affinity for the longer distance events (the 800m walk was the longest on offer at that age) and soon started training with my first coach Fran Attard”.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 16: Kyle Swan of Victoria competes in the Men 10000 Metre Race Walk Under 20 during day three of the Australian Junior Athletics Championships at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre on March 16, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

He made his junior international debut aged 16 at the 2015 World Youth (U18) Championships. His last two performances as a teenager in 2018, were of the highest quality. In the junior event at the World Race Walking Cup in China, he was the first Aussie across the line in 10th place and helped Australia to bronze in the team event. Two months later he travelled to Finland to compete in the World U20 Championships where he placed an outstanding sixth 41:24.12. (https://www.olympics.com.au/olympians/kyle-swan)

The club committee and all our members wish Kyle the best for the race today.

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