Skaters tracking gold


Jack Carter , Alex Myint and Kaylee Lewsen are off to Korea for the Namwon Cup.  Picture: David Baylis
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Jack Carter , Alex Myint and Kaylee Lewsen are off to Korea for the Namwon Cup. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d449146

Noranda’s Kaylee Lewsen (14), Jack Carter (14), of Morley, and Alex Myint (14), of Bassendean, are all from the Morley Panthers Roller Skaters Club and will represent Australia in front of thousands of spectators.

Kaylee, who has been skating for seven years, said she stumbled into the sport when she went roller-skating for a friend’s birthday.

“It started out as a big hobby but it is getting serious now,” she said.

“We used to train four days a week |but now it is up to seven or eight sessions, before and after school.”

Kaylee has won a gold medal in the sport and is no stranger to international competition, but said she still gets nervous.

“I think that is normal when something means that much to you,” she said.

Alex, who has been skating for five years, said his training had intensified since he secured a spot in the team.

Jack is looking forward to his first international competition experience.

“I have been skating for three years, so this is my first time competing overseas. I am pumped for it,” he said.

A team of 17 skaters travelled to Sydney in January for the National Championships.

They won 41 gold medals, the same as the Victorian team.