Josephine Tomic is a cyclist who was awarded a Scholarship within the 2008 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program, she was paired with Rechelle Hawkes AM as her Mentor.
Josephine was born in Subiaco, Western Australia, in 1989. She excelled at road and track cycling and specialised in the Team Pursuit.
Josephine relocated to Adelaide to train with the national team and the move paid dividends. She competed in the World Junior Championships in 2006 and 2007, she set a world record in the U19 2000m Pursuit and won three gold medals. One year later, she won her first senior national title with victory in the 3000m Individual Pursuit and won double gold at the Oceania Track Championships.
In 2008, Josephine reached the podium at world cup events and won her first senior international title with gold in the first ever Women’s Omnium in 2009. She also won bronze in the Team Pursuit. Switching to the road, Josephine won the Individual Time Trial at the Australian Road Cycling Championships that same year, she came second in the Jayco Bay Criterium Series.
At the Commonwealth Games in 2010 she finished in the top ten in her two pet events, and a year later won the Individual Pursuit at the national titles again, before taking a silver medal at the Track World Championships in the Team Pursuit.
Regular podium finishes throughout many years saw Josephine selected in the Australian team for the London 2012 Olympic Games, and she finished just outside the medals in the Team Pursuit.
Outside of cycling, Josephine undertook studies in a Bachelor of Primary Education at Murdoch University.
Honours & Achievements
- 2007: World Junior Championships, x3 gold.
- 2007: U19 2000m Pursuit, set a world record.
- 2008: 3000m Individual Pursuit, senior national title winner.
- 2008: Oceania Track Championships, x2 gold.
- 2008: Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship Holder.
- 2009: Women’s Omnium, Senior International Title winner.
- 2010: Commonwealth Games, two top 10 finishes.
- 2012: London 2012 Olympic Games, top 10 in the Team Pursuit.