Congratulations to Jake Birtwhistle - 2018 Tasmanian Athlete of the Year.
Jake said "It's a huge honour. When I look back I think I've had a pretty great year but when I saw who I was up against, the award could have gone to anyone. It's strong competition and very good company to be in. It's been such a big year for Tasmanian sport and to be recognised as a contributor to that is one thing and taking out the award is another."
Jake will now focus on his goal to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.