Bundaberg athlete Taryn Gollshewsky has been selected to represent Australia at the Oceania Championships next month in discus and shot put.
The competition will be held at Townsville from 25-28 June.
Last month Taryn won gold in discus at the Australian National Athletics Championships in Sydney and threw a personal best of 14.08m in shot put to take second place.
Taryn Gollshewsky said on Facebook that she's excited to be representing Australia.
“It's a fantastic opportunity to improve my world ranking and chase the qualification standards for World Championships and the Olympic Games,” she said.
“I took up shot put in November for a bit of fun, but was avoiding shot put training for two months to nurse my shoulder issue. So I'm beyond stoked to walk away with a PB and silver medal.”
In 2017, Taryn won bronze in the women's discus at the World University Games in Taipei.
According to her Athletics Australia profile, Taryn first wore the green and gold at the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships, aged 16, placing 12th.
In the 2016 season she raised her personal best four times, reaching 60.27 metres. Taryn became just the sixth Australian to throw over 60m and only the second for the last 14 years, along with Dani Stevens.
“In 2017 her consistency continued with three throws over 59 metres with a best of 59.94m,” the profile says.
“Although she remained short of the 2017 IAAF World Championships qualifying standard, in late July, she received an IAAF roll down position for London 2017.
“She was also selected for the 2017 World University Games. In London, she managed 54.29m in the qualifying rounds. On to Taipei for the World Unis later that month, she rebounded with a throw of 58.11m winning the bronze medal.
“Seeking selection in her second Commonwealth Games team, Taryn nailed her season best at the 2018 Australian championships and trials to secure automatic nomination for the team, courtesy of her second placing with a throw of 58.67m.”
Taryn Gollshewsky is sponsored by YMCA Bundaberg who congratulated her on Australian selection.
Bargara javelin thrower Hendré Kirchner will also be representing Australia at the 2019 Oceania Area Championships.