Top cyclist donates Glasgow jersey

Tian Beckett with the jersey she has donated to her school, Methodist Ladies’ College.
Tian Beckett with the jersey she has donated to her school, Methodist Ladies’ College.

Tian won the jersey in August when she claimed gold in the women’s team sprint at the UCI Junior Track World Championships in Glasgow, where she also broke an Australian record with Queensland teammate Tenille Felappi.

‘I couldn’t thank MLC enough for allowing me time to train,’ Tian, who is completing her final year of schooling in two years to accommodate her busy sporting schedule, said.

The 17-year-old has also been recognised as the 100th Collegian voice in the school’s alumni publication 100 Collegian Voices, which celebrates the Collegians’ Association’s centenary.

Principal Rebecca Cody said that while Tian was not a Collegian yet, there was no doubt she would go on to achieve great things.

Next year Tian will move into senior competitions where she said she would be up against cycling greats including her idol Anna Meares. She said that while she was focused on training, her ultimate goal was to compete in the upcoming Rio Olympics.

‘ I’ll just give it my best shot,’ she said.