Young Athlete of 2019
After she has claimed national, international and world titles at the age of 13, it is safe to say that Amy Watson has taken indoor skydiving by storm. Add to her list of achievements a Guinness World Record and you end up with the description of a very young overachiever.
It is that time of the year when the achievements and results are tallied up for the standout athletes in all parts of the world. Based on the sum of everything, titles such as "Athlete of the Year" are awarded to the very best of them. If this is done in a country such as Australia, it cannot come as a surprise that the athletes are cricketers, netballers, Aussie Rule footballers and surf lifesavers.
But when New South Wales picked its best for 2019 during the Champions of Sport Ceremony at The Star in Sydney on Monday 18 November, indoor skydiver Amy Watson was the one crowned "Young Athlete" from a group including five other finalists.
Kennedy Cooper (Diving)
Shyla Heal (Basketball)
Lorcan Redmond (Triathlon)
Naomi Scott (Surf Life Saving)
Matthew Wilson (Swimming)
Amy was the youngest winner ever of the Freestyle Junior event at the FAI World Indoor Skydiving Championships 2019 in Lille, France. We reported on her exploits during the Open Australian Championships in August of this year.