First #GiveThatAGold Winner Announced
10 July 2019
AOC: The #GiveThatAGold competition celebrates local Aussie athletes who display the Olympic values every week in their sporting communities.
Since the competition launched hundreds of Aussies have taken to social media to share their #GiveThatAGold moments that demonstrate excellence, sportsmanship, respect, passion or pure enjoyment in an Olympic sport, and a panel of three Olympians have chosen their winner.
Rio 2016 Modern Pentathlon Olympic Champion Chloe Esposito, three-time Winter Olympian and 2010 Aerials Olympic silver medallist David Morris, and Rio 2016 Olympian and recent FIFA Women’s World Cup team member Ellie Carpenter have judged the first winner:
Jeff White with a new high jump school record!
So what is the story behind this spectacular moment?
Jeff White: “It was my son’s inter-school carnival at All Saints Anglian School on the Gold Coast.
“In the previous three years he has broken the age record. This year’s record was 1.39m and he successfully cleared this on his second attempt. Then they raised the bar to 1.41 and he cleared this on his first attempt, the video that we posted.
“The other thing to mention - not seen in this video - is all his school kids not only carried him off but they also carried off the kid who finished second too.”
Three-time Olympian Morris said of the winning clip;
“Everything about this video is epic, the focus, the record, his reaction, everyone's reaction and the unity that sport brings.”
Jeff and his family win a $250 ASICS voucher to spend on a new pair of trainers.
You could be our next #GiveThatAGold winner. We will have a new winner every month, so keep the entries rolling in by following the steps below;
- Post your video on social media
- Tag the @AusOlympicTeam
- Use the hashtag #GiveThatAGold