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Year Awarded: 2011
Sport: Shooting
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Alethea Sedgman - Shooting

Alethea is one of Australia’s up and coming shooting talents, who has demonstrated her skill on both the National and International stage. Alethea took up shooting only four years ago after visiting the range with her father, a recreational shooter.

Since then, Alethea has worked tirelessly to improve her skills and her hard work has certainly been rewarded. In 2009 she joined the senior shooting ranks, and was part of the World Cup circuit by 2010.

Alethea is 17 years old and lives on a remote property near Natimuk, underneath Mount Arapiles, four hours from Melbourne, Victoria, where she is currently doing her year 12 VCE at Horsham Secondary College. Due to the difficulty of finding training venues close to her home, Alethea has built her own range on her family’s property so she is able to train daily.

Selected in the Australian Team at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Dehli, Alethea further proved herself winning a gold medal with a score of 676.0 over Singaporean duo Xiang Ser (672.6) and Aqilah Sudhir (671.3). This year Alethea has competed at World Cup events in China, USA, Munich and Sydney, was a gold medallist at the Netherlands Air Gun Competition and became the Australian National Junior Champion.

Alethea is a strong prospect to go to the 2012 London Olympics where she hopes to once again demonstrate her dedication, hard work and talent at an international level.

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