Perth Modern School student nervous but excited about competing at Aquathlon World Championships


Aquathlon competitor Rahul Jegatheva. Picture: Ninja Photography
Aquathlon competitor Rahul Jegatheva. Picture: Ninja Photography

PERTH Modern School student Rahul Jegatheva says he is nervous but excited about his first attempt at the Aquathlon World Championships in British Columbia, Canada this week.

The 15-year-old will compete in the under-19 category tackling a 1km swim in the picturesque Lake Okanagan, followed by a 5km run.

Rahul, who earned his spot after qualifiers in Queensland, Adelaide and Sydney between November and February, said he was looking forward to a new experience.

“I’m a bit nervous but excited too,” he said before flying out Monday afternoon.

“I haven’t competed on this scale before so it’s a bit nerve wracking.”

Rahul said he would be one of the youngest competitors in his category, meaning he could potentially sneak under the radar.

“There are nerves with that but less pressure,” he said.

The Joondanna resident will race Friday.

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