Youth Olympic Games: Duncraig’s Mikayla Hatten in Australian team for qualifiers

Mikayla Hatten will represent Australia in modern pentathlon.
Mikayla Hatten will represent Australia in modern pentathlon.

DUNCRAIG Year 11 student Mikayla Hatten is on track to realising her Olympic dream.

The St Stephen’s School student was selected to represent Australia in modern pentathlon at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) qualifiers later this year after she met international qualifying times and world standards in swimming, fencing, show jumping and combined shoot and run.

“I am incredibly thankful to have been selected for the team and excited to be able to train alongside some of the world’s top athletes,” Hatten said.

Hatten, who has been competing most of her life, will travel to Budapest for an intense three-week training course beforethe Youth World Championships in July.

She will then travel to Japan in September to compete in the YOG qualifiers.

“I am honoured to represent my country and I am excited by this next step towards my Olympic goal,” she said.

Hatten is the second St Stephen’s student selected to represent Australia in recent months, with classmate Caitlyn Ribbons chosen in the Australian Olympic Hopes team for sprint kayaking.

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