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Matilda quick enough for Australian gold medal

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Matilda with her medals.

Mullumbimby’s Matilda Vial has beaten all comers to become Australia’s fastest runner over 200 metres, for her age.

Matilda attends the Shearwater Steiner school and has achieved outstanding results at the Australian Track and Field Championships held in Darwin last week.

‘She set out her goals and she achieved them all. She wanted a gold medal and achieved this by winning the 200m sprint with a time of 26.19, becoming the 12-years-and-under Australian Champion,’ mother Fernanda said.

Matilda also ran under 13 seconds to come fifth in the 100m final, and also picked up a bronze medal in the 4 x 100m relay.

‘It takes a community, and Mullumbimby has always supported me,’ Matilda said.


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