15 June 2017
(Photo by Brodie Weeding, The Advocate)
By Cameron Slessor
Tim O’Shannessey knows what it takes to compete at the highest level possible and has encouraged cyclists around the country to get on board for the 2017 Australian Masters Games.
The Burnie talent and 1996 Olympic bronze medalist will compete at the event held in the North-West from October 21-28 and is hoping for strong numbers in all competitions.
“I’m looking at doing the track and road time trial,” O’Shannessey said.
“On the track I’ll probably do the pursuit and scratch race and maybe the sprint, so three events there.”
TASSIE TIMES: 90-year-old Heather Lee broke a world record at the athletics track, two mates from Victoria started their #16AMG tennis campaign in Burnie and hockey is more than just a sport.
Two friends Alan Cooney and Paul Kirby are competing at their first Australian Masters Games in Tasmania’s North West, and hoping their bodies hold together so they can enjoy a big week of tennis.
Heather Lee has set a world record* and won gold in the women’s 3000m walk for the 90+ age group clocking 24:56:97 in Penguin at the 16th Australian Masters Games staged in Tasmania’s North West.