John Robinson, John Robbshaw to start textile world
John Robinson will become the first textile world champion, joining a group of young Australians that includes former world champion and reigning champion John Robbinshaw.
Mr Robinson, 27, will compete in the textile world championships in Singapore, starting in March 2019.
He is the latest of a group that includes four-time world champion John Worsley, two-time gold medalist Ian Riddle and 2016 world bronze medallist Nick Foslien.
Mr Robbsha, 26, who won bronze at the world championships this year, will also compete in Singapore.
He was the first Australian to compete in all three of the world’s major championships.
Mr Foslei, 27 and one of two Singaporeans to win a medal at the Asian Games, will take the title at the Singapore competition.
The Singapore competition is the first to include a female competitor.
The other two Singaporean women, Ailene Leung and Mahendra Srivastava, will be competing in the Asian championships later this month.
Mr Riddle, a four-times world champion who won silver at the World Championships in 2019, is competing in Singapore for the first time since winning bronze at last year’s Asian championships.
He became the first Briton to win an Olympic gold medal at last month’s London Games, which took place in the heart of the Olympic Park.
The two-year-old, who was born in Singapore but now lives in Melbourne, won bronze in the women’s 200m breaststroke final and will be hoping to continue his impressive performance at the event in Sydney.
“The opportunity is a real treat and I’m very excited about it,” Mr Robinson said.
“I was just very fortunate to be invited by the team and they’ve got me in the right place at the right time.”
I feel very confident about my ability, which I’ve never had before and I feel very comfortable at the moment.
“For the first two years, I’ve only really been competing in junior world and I’ve had no real success.”
That was a really difficult year because I was at a level I hadn’t been at before and it was really difficult for me to put my best foot forward.
“Now I’ve got a full season under my belt and I just want to get back to that level.”
In Sydney, Mr Robinson will compete alongside Australian world champion Worsleys son, Ian, and World Cup champion Australian sprinter Mahendras Srivakava, who is from Singapore.
The pair will compete against a field of 20 Australian and 20 Singaporean competitors.
“My main goal right now is to make sure I get as many wins as possible and I know I’m capable of doing that,” Mr Riddles father, John Robinson said on Saturday.
John Robinson was born and raised in Australia. “
At the same time, I’ll be trying to win the world title here, which will be very difficult for anybody.”
John Robinson was born and raised in Australia.
He went on to become an elite Australian sprinters with the Melbourne Rebels.
His brother, Ian Robinson, is an elite sprinter in the world and was an Australian record holder in the 100m hurdles in 2016.
AUSTRALIA’S FIRST WOMAN TO WIN AN OLYMPIC GOLD IN SEOUL The first Australian woman to win medals in all four of the major world championships was Victoria’s Jane McQueen in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
In 2017, Australian gymnast Sarah Burke won gold at the Australian Games in Tokyo, becoming the first female gymnast to compete at an Olympics since Sydney’s Jane Maclean won gold in 1960.
Australian swimmer Emma McQueen was the inaugural Olympic swimmer at the 1998 Games in Nagano, Japan, becoming only the third Australian swimmer to swim a medal in an event.
The last Australian woman in a medal-winning team was former World Champion John Watson in 2004, and she became the oldest Australian to win at an Olympic Games.
On the women list of the 2018 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, six-time World Champion Mary Keating won silver in the 1500m freestyle at the Athens Games.
She became the youngest woman to medal in the 200m freestep at an event since 1972 when former world record holder Carol Williams was the same age.
John Robbsaw is a four time Australian and World Champion.
His father John Robinson has won medals in the Sydney Olympics and the Asian Championships in 2017.