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2018 Tasmanian Athlete of the Year

Congratulations to Jake Birtwhistle - 2018 Tasmanian Athlete of the Year.

Jake has had an extremely impressive year winning a gold and silver medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, a silver medal at the Mixed Relay World Championships and was placed third overall in the ITU World Triathlon Series (WTS). He is only the second Australian to achieve a podium finish in the WTS.

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.