Olympic Scholarship - Tokyo 2020
Sport Climbing Australia is proud to announce that one of our athletes has been a successful recipient of an Olympic Scholarship for Athletes – Tokyo 2020.
SCA were able to propose two candidates for this scholarship. In recognition of their potential, as well as the limited financial support within the sport, the Australian Olympic Committee selected both of these athletes as candidates within the list of eight athletes from across all sports who they proposed for the program to the IOC.
From that list the IOC chose four Australian athletes to support within the program, one of whom is Oceana Mackenzie. This is in recognition of her tremendous potential to compete for Australia at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Luke Pellegrini, the General Manager of Games Support & Operations at the AOC says
“The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Scholarship programme is designed to provide elite athletes with financial and technical assistance as they strive towards the next Summer Games. With the major sport climbing competitions held around Europe, Oceana will no doubt have a lot of overseas competitions coming up over the next three years and we hope this support will allow her to push for a debut at Tokyo. We look forward to following her journey and wish her all the best.”
Sport Climbing Australia Chairman, Romain Thevenot also commented that “It is really exciting that such a promising and dedicated athlete as Oceana has been given this opportunity to develop her skill level and focus on her training for the 2020 Olympics. We are pleased to have been able to support her application and we look forward to working with her to achieve her Olympic goals. This is one of the many opportunities available to our sport since our inclusion in the Olympics. We are very grateful for the support we have received from the Australian Olympic Committee”