Gusman family brings home medals and records

SPORTING superstar the Gusman siblings have returned from the NSW All School Championships with more than a swag of medals.

Jordan, Nicole and Jonny Gusman represented Woolgoolga High School at the championships in Sydney recently and came home  not only with gold medals but records and personal best times.

Jordan finished his last year of high school in outstanding form, winning the rare treble of gold in the 400m, 800m and 1500m events and receiving reviews from Athletics NSW.

Not only did he win gold, he won the 800m in 1.53.49, one of the fastest times for that event since 1936.
In the 400m he ran a personal best time of 48.89 and the 1500m was 4.00.57.

"It's a credit to Jordan's coach Patrick Galvin and mentor Mike Hurst, 400m fast track NSW institute of sport coach to get Jordan perfectly prepared for this event," the siblings father Steve said.

"Jordan has also recently had interest from Australian distance coach Nick Bideau who coached a squad of athletes to the London Olympics including 800m semi-finalist Ryan Gregson."

He will meet with Nick later on this year in hope of breaking into the Australian open men's Athletics Tour events.

Nicole also had an excellent carnival jumping a new personal best of 1.71 in the high jump top claim the silver medal which qualified her for the Australian All Schools later this year.

"With only two competitors selected in the under 14, 16 and 18 age groups, Nicole handled the pressure situation well, just missing 1.74, the winning height."

She also finished fifth in Long jump and 400m hurdles and seventh in the 400m.

Not to be forgotten, Jonny, who tasted success as a youngster is still waiting for his growth spurt.

"Up against giants with facial hair, Jonny contested four events where he respectively finished fourth in the 200m hurdles, 9th in high jump, 18th in the 400m and 20th in the Javelin. With Jordan and Nicole guiding him, he will be back on top soon."

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