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Chisholm duo represent Australia
Tw i n s Isobel and Callum Chisholm (RGS
2014), pictured, are making their mark
on the international sporting arena.
Isobel won the 18-19 years women’s race at
the Triathlon World Championships in Mexico in
September and brother, Callum, was a member
of the Australian Under-21 rowing team which
reclaimed the Rusty Robertson Trophy in the
Trans-Tasman Challenge against New Zealand.
Isobel made her Australian debut in
Mexico having only just started competing
in triathlons in Year 11 at RGS.
Exiting the swim leg in eighth place, Isobel then
produced the second fastest bike split in the field
and after the run she finished four minutes clear
of second place to become a world champion.
“I started triathlons just for fun and it
was another sport for me to try out,’’ said
Isobel, a rower who started triathlon training
more seriously in her 2015 gap year.
“Triathlons are really like no other sport
I’ve done. “I love being able to challenge
and push myself to the absolute max
during racing and training and I love the
feeling of accomplishment I get.
“I feel starting triathlons has made me not only
physically stronger but also mentally and I’ve
achieved things I never thought I’d be able to do.’’
Isobel said it was surreal and special that she
and Callum are both representing Australia.
“Growing up doing all the sport I did, I always
had a dream of one day being able to wear
the green and gold, I just never thought it
would ever become a reality,’’ Isobel said.
“Although we don’t do the same sport,
we are both really supportive of each other
and I feel so lucky to be able to represent
Australia alongside Callum this year.’’
Jake’s take on karate world cup
Jake Brimblecombe (RGS 2011) has
mastered the art of being a World Cup champion.
Competing at the International Shotokan
Karate Federation (ISKF) World Cup in Cape
Town, South Africa (in August). Jake and his
Australian team mates won gold in the Kumite
(Sparring) event. The World Cup attracted 20
countries with Australia finishing on top of
the medal tally with 18 gold, 7 silver and 11
bronze medals Jake won all his fights in the
team event and narrowly missed qualifying for
the final in his individual Kumite event, bowing
out in the semi-finals of the 48-competitor
men’s division. Now back on home soil, Jake
is continuing his nursing studies in Brisbane.
Vale: Neville Hewitt 1920-2016
Born in Theodore in 1920,
Mr Hewit t passed away on
19 July aged 95 years.
Recognised as a
School Distinguished Past
Student in March this year,
Mr Hewitt was a long serving
National Party stalwart in the
State seats of Mackenzie
and Auburn. He was also a
decorated airman serving
with the Royal Australian
Air Force in the Second
World War, receiving a
Military Medal for initiative,
courage and fortitude,
and the Air Force Medal.
He had a passion for horse
racing, riding over 300
winners as an amateur jockey.
In 1980, Rockhampton’s
second bridge was named
in Neville Hewitt’s honour.
A Grammarian Forever.
Jake’s support crew in Cape Town were his sister,
Bronwyn (RGS 2015); dad, Charlie and; mum, Lorrae.
Healthy Charity Outlook
Matthias Wust (RGS 2014) has joined
the James Cook Universit y commitment
to the Run for Better Days project – a
charity run from Mackay to the New
South Wales border helping to eradicate
global povert y. The run was held in July
this year and during August Matthias
was invited to address the AMSA
(Australian Medical Students Association)
Conference in Newcastle about the JCU
students’ charity work. Matthias was
also a convenor for the recent AMSA
Annual Conference in Townsville.
Upcoming RGS reunions in 2016 and
2017 include: RGS Class of 1996 20 year
reunion (Saturday, 12 November); RGS
Class of 2007 10 year reunion (Saturday,
6 May, 2017). Contact paststudents@
rgs.qld.edu.au for further information.
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