Dewi's courting more medals

Published 12:00pm 11 May 2023

Dewi's courting more medals
Words by Nick Crockford

Dewi Madigan has already won gold, silver and bronze in an amazing autumn on the track – and now he’s looking for more.

The 11-year-old from Margate will swap athletics for a basketball court in Townsville later month when he joins the Sunshine Coast regional basketball team at the state titles.

From there the Southern Cross Catholic College student hopes to be selected for the Queensland team at the national championships.

Dewi Madigan in triple jump action at the national titles. Picture: Kylie Nyssen

It was in Townsville where Madigan won two gold medals and a silver representing City North at the Little Athletics State Championships in March.

He took the Under 12 100m final in 13.23 seconds, winning by 0.15 of second and the Under 12 200m final by 0.28 of a second in 26.58 seconds.

There was also a silver medal in the under 12 Boys’ triple jump, sharing the runner-up slot with 10.22m – half a metre behind the winner.

In the same month, the Mayne Harriers athlete won gold in the Under 13 200m at the Queensland Championships clocking 27.57 seconds. SEE VIDEO ABOVE

There was silver in a close finish to the 100m, with his time of 13.39 seconds being just 0.03 of a second behind the winner.

Completing the set, Madigan won bronze in the triple jump, with a best leap of 9.79m – five centimetres ahead of fourth place.

Dewi with his national bronze medal. Picture Kylie Nyssen

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