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Javelin juggernaut gets mailbox surprise- now an Aussie champ

Chinchilla's javelin national champion, Tyler Wostear, lines up a throw from his training paddock in his Pop's backyard.
Chinchilla's javelin national champion, Tyler Wostear, lines up a throw from his training paddock in his Pop's backyard. Emma Heron

CHINCHILLA'S javelin juggernaut Tyler Wostear knew he had smashed a Queensland record at the latest state championships, but it turns out he had done even more.

Almost four months after the Little Athletics QLD event in Cairns, Wostear received a certificate in the mail telling him he was now also a national record holder.

In torrential rain, Wostear threw the javelin 53.51m, a massive six meters further than the previous state record.

While it took some time to ratify, the throw is now the "one to beat" for 15-year-old boys across Australia.

Wostear was proud of his effort, but mum Leesa said he had never been the type to boast about his achievements.

She said when he found out his throw also made him a national record holder, the news only warranted a quick moment of his attention before he went back to his video games.

Tyler and his older brother, Michael, currently hold every javelin record at Chinchilla State High School and both have competed at national level in the past.

As a year 11 student, Tyler has only two years left at school to make sure he is the Wostear brother who holds all of the javelin records.

Topics:  chinchilla, javelin, little athletics


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