We’ve been tracking athletes from the Tokyo Olympics who have had a direct connection to Logan West.
27-year old Logan Martin represented Australia in Men’s Freestyle BMX at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The Freestyle BMX competition was introduced at the Olympics for the first time this year.
On Sunday the 1st August 2021, Logan made history as the first person to ever win an Olympic gold medal in the event.
Athletes were allowed two 60 second attempts to showcase their best tricks. Only their best run counted towards their score.
Logan lived in Logan Reserve and attended Marsden State School growing up. He spent his weekends riding his BMX bike at Crestmead Skate Park with his friends.
At Logan’s home in the Gold Coast Hinterlands, Logan built a $70,000 BMX park in his backyard to practice for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Ashley Moloney represented Australia in the Mens Decathlon 1500m at the 2020 Olympics.
Growing up, Ash attended Browns Plains State School. He trained at the Jimboomba Athletics Club.
Ash Moloney’s performance at the Decathlon event won him an Olympic bronze medal, with a total score of 8649 points across 10 events.
From Wednesday 4th August to the Thursday 5th August, Ash competed in the 100m heat, long jump, shot put, high jump, the 400m heat, the 110m hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and the 1500m heat.
At just 21 years old, Ash Moloney was the youngest athlete to compete in the Men’s Olympic Decathlon event.
Mollie O’Callaghan represented Australia in the Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay, the Women’s 4x200m Freestyle relay, and the Women’s 4×100 Medley Relay at the 2020 Olympics.
Mollie, who lived in Greenbank, began swimming at the age of four. At just 17 years old, Mollie was the youngest Australian athlete to attend the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
At the 2020 Olympics, Mollie and the Women’s Australian swimming squad took home:
A gold medal in the Women’s 4×100 Freestyle Relay,
A gold medal in the Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay,
A bronze medal in the Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay Final.
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