LONDON Paralympian sprinter Jodi Elkington is on track to qualify for next year’s Commonwealth Games in Scotland.
Wodonga-born Elkington, 20, has been training strongly in Sydney and will start competing next month in a bid to book a spot on the national team to compete at Glasgow.
“Training is going well,” Elkington said.
“I’m doing three or four hours a day and everything is on target at the moment — I am happy with where I’m at.”
In April, the former Wodonga Senior Secondary School student took this year’s Norske Skog Young Achiever of the Year Award.
She edged out fellow nominees Ben Fulford (cricket), Josh Briant (water-skiing), Ben Hooppell (hockey), James Willett (shooting), Zach Murray (golf), Jordan Boys (kart racing), Nick Dempsey (water polo), Thomas Webb (bowls), Emily Browne (netball), Jeremy Finlayson (AFL) and Jocelyn Bartram (hockey) for the award.
“I didn’t expect it at all,” she said then.
“To be recognised among some of those athletes is amazing.”
Nominations are open for this year’s award and will be taken until January 3, with the presentation night scheduled for March 21 at the Commercial Club Albury.