Thursday, April 18, 2024


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Mackay Cyclones Multiclass Athlete Dives Into Victory

Mackay Cyclones Multiclass Athlete Izabella Wills launched herself into the Australian MC and made waves at the Age championships held on the Gold Coast recently, bringing home a swag of medals.

Izabella competed in six events initially, along with six in the finals, securing a medal in each one!

Izabella is now the New Australian champion for 2024 in the 50 Freestyle and 50 Butterfly. She also earnt four Silver medals in all her other events for the 100 Backstroke, 100 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle and 50 Backstroke.

Her coach Leigh-Anne Pokarier said, “working with Izabella has been one of the most rewarding experiences, not only from an athlete coach perspective but from a coach development side as well, the old adage ‘you are never too old to learn new things’ comes to mind.

“Izabella works very hard alongside all her cyclone team mates, it involves early morning starts whilst most of her friends are sleeping in, as well as good time management of schoolwork and studies,” she added.

‘Bell’, as she is fondly known, has a great support team around her and at the helm is her mum Lisa and Dad Joe.

Contributed By Alisha Ness

Isabella Wills took home multiple medals at the Age championships held on the Gold Coast recently. Images Supplied

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