Ryan Green to waterski with the Queen’s Baton as part of relay in Perth


Ryan Green. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d476214
Ryan Green. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d476214

WHILE most Queen’s Baton Relay batonbearers will travel along roads and footpaths, Ryan Green will take an unusual route.

The Bull Creek resident will waterski from South Perth to Burswood with the baton during a journey that is expected to take about 10 minutes on February 24.

“It’s going to be an amazing thing to do, I was just at work when I got the call to do it and I was blown away,” he said.

“I’m fine to waterski and carry the baton with one hand, luckily there is no flame on the baton.

“I’m sure that plenty of my friends and family will sit along the bank and watch during the day.”

Mr Green said he started waterskiing at four years old when he grew up Geraldton and practiced along the Greenough River.

“I competed in state and interstate competitions as a kid and then when I was 17 I turned professional. I only retired two years ago although I still ski for fun,” he said.

“I just love being on the water and the sport took me all over the world, from the US, around Europe, China, Colombia and Chile.

“The highlights included being ranked number one in the world as a junior, becoming the World Games champion in 2005 and winning bronze at the World Championships in 2011.”

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