Saturday, May 25, 2024

Dungog celebrates Olympic gold

Mayor of Dungog Shire, John Connors, has joined the nation in congratulating Dungog native, Spencer Turrin and the Australian Men’s Fours rowing team on their gold medal win at the Tokyo Olympics.

Spencer and his teammates, Alex Hill, Jack Hargreaves and Alex Purnell, put in an ‘oarsome’ performance to take out the coveted Olympic gold ahead of Romania and Italy.

Mayor Connors says the Dungog community was thrilled to celebrate the victory of one of its own.

“As a proud and patriotic community, Dungog Shire is exceptionally pleased to be celebrating a gold medal win for Spencer Turrin and his teammates today,” says Mayor Connors.

“Since growing up in Dungog, Spencer has enjoyed many accolades and achievements on the international rowing circuit, as well as being named Dungog Shire Sportsperson of the Year in 2016, and we are proud of his ongoing success.

“On behalf of the Dungog community, I pass on heartfelt congratulations to Spencer, his teammates and his family on realising this Olympic dream, and want him to know he has brought much joy and pride to our entire region, as well as the rest of the nation.”

Alexander Purnell, Jack Hargreaves, Spencer Turrin and Alexander Hill of Team Australia celebrate winning the gold medal during the medal ceremony for the Men’s Four Final A on day five of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Australia hasn’t won gold in this event for 25 years, when the original Oarsome Foursome claimed the title for a second time in 1996.

The Australian Women’s Fours rowing team also won their race by a mere 0.34 seconds ahead of the Dutch, making it a double Olympic victory for Australia’s rowing champions. 

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