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Tamzin ranked 37th in the world!

Seventeen-year-old Tamzin Christoffel is your typical Ipswich teenager managing assignments and tests to complete her final months of high school. On top of this however, Tamzin also juggles sporting commitments for Taekwondo.

Tamzin was a recent baton runner for Ipswich for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Tamzin was awarded this opportunity for her admirable dedication to sport.

The St Mary’s College student recently competed in the Australian Team Selections for Taekwondo for the Oceania Championships in Tahiti. Although Tamzin is a Junior competitor, she was successful in gaining entry into the Senior competition. This was an amazing feat on its own.

On the day Tamzin arrived in Tahiti, she was notified that she would compete in not just one competition but two, and both in Seniors as a Junior.

St Mary’s College Sports Leader Antonia Conomos shared that although Tamzin had no prior notice, she did not let this news affect her focus or thirst for Gold.

“Most people wouldn’t realise that she is a Taekwondo champion as she is a quiet achiever and is incredibly humble,” stated Ms. Conomos.

The first competition was the President’s Cup. Tamzin partook in 4 tough fights against Japan, Australia and France. Tamzin was the overall winner of these fights and won Gold!

The next competition was the Oceania Championship. Tamzin had 2 fights and once again came away with Gold.

“We were delighted to hear that Tamzin’s hard work and training had paid off,” added Ms. Conomos.

Tamzin received 60 world/Olympic ranking points which has given her a ranking of 37th in the world! This has allowed Tamzin to qualify for the upcoming Olympic Games in 2020.

Well done Tamzin. We are excited to watch your journey continue.