Tui Lyon has rolled home from the World Roller Championships in Manchester with not only a silver medal for her country, but also a most valuable player award.
The Tallangatta competitor recently represented Australia against 38 nations, defeating England in the semi-final before coming up against the US to take the silver in the tournament held every four years.
“It’s an improvement on the past World Cup in 2014 when I also played for Australia,” Tui said.
“A lot of them were very keen to take the gold and of course myself included but I felt very happy with the silver.
“Sometimes you have losses where you feel your error as a team was the reason you lost but I really didn’t feel like that was the case, I feel in the moment we were just outmatched.
“That was really exciting to get the MVP and I think it definitely says a lot to get it when you’re not from the winning side as well, so I was really excited to get that.”
Tui lives in LA, where she is the captain of her team in the Angel City Derby league.