Logan skaters clean up at Oceania's

After four days of hard fought competition Logan City Speed Skaters gave a solid performance at Oceania Championship's taking home over thirty medals between them, helping the Australia team emerge victorious.

The Aussies won out comfortably in all medal tally with a final overall points score of 1,331 to New Zealand's 974.5 and India's 29.5.

MEDAL TALLY

Australia GOLD - 31 SILVER - 41 BRONZE - 30

New Zealand GOLD - 29 SILVER - 19 BRONZE - 21

India GOLD - 0 SILVER - 0 BRONZE - 1

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Team Coach, Daniel Thompson, and Team Manager, Carly Bryant, had the honour of accepting the Inaugural Harry Kingston Memorial Shield on behalf of the Australian Team. Skate Australia President, Karen Doyle, thanked Skate New Zealand for suggesting the overall country trophy name. "It was a wonderful gesture and Harry would have been very humbled by the honour and very pleased Australia were the inaugural winners," she said.

Pauline Robertson, Head of the Speed Branch for Skate Australia, said she enjoyed the competition. "The rivalry between the skaters has been great with some hard fought races," she said. Logan City Speed dominated the individual points, with three club members being awarded the Overall Champion in their respective categories. Senior Ladies competitor Se Min Lee was seeing gold all weekend,

winning all her events in a clean sweep and being awarded the Overall Champion title.

Robert Cook took home the title for Senior Men's after his strong performance which earned him six gold medal and one silver, just missing out on gold in the marathon. Fellow club member Craig Hill disrupted Cook's straight gold with a strong sprint to the line in the 42km marathon. Hill also medalled in all his respective events and was runner-up Overall Champion.

Kiwi representative and one of Logan City Speed's newest members Lynley Crawford came out on top in the combined Masters and Verteran Ladies category. It was a close race to the Overall Champion title but with four golds and three silvers Crawford took it out.

April is a busy month for Cook and Lee who are heading to China for a marathon at the end of the month. They will be joined by experience competitor Edward Dimmack to compete in the 2017 Beidaihe International Marathon.

To view full race results from the 2017 Oceania Inline Speed Championship click here.

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