Solomon Olympics Bound

June 13, 2012 by Henry Benjamin
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Sydney-based athlete Steven Solomon has been selected to represent Australia at the upcoming Olympic Games in London.

Steven Solomon in action

The 19-yr-old from Vaucluse will compete in the 4 x 400m relay.

The team was announced by Athletics Australia today.

Solomon’s parents, Michael and Lucille told J-Wire they “were very proud parents”.  His father, an orthopaedic surgeon said: “I have blocked out the entire period. No operations. We wouldn’t miss this for the world…and  three weeks before the Olympics, Steven will compete in the World Juniors Championships.

Describing his son’s rocket-fast career, Michael Solomon said: “He developed an interest in athletics only two and a half years ago. He has come from nowhere to everywhere.”

Steven Solomon was educated at Cranbrook School. His father praised the support given to his son at the school and said they were “very accommodating”.

The efforts bore fruit when Solomon became National 400m Champion in 2011. His personal best is 45:54 seconds run in April this year.

Steven Solomon was named as the NSW Maccabi Sportsman of the Year for 2011.

Steven Solomon plans to follow his father by entering the medical profession.

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One Response to “Solomon Olympics Bound”
  1. What a woderfull achievement for Steve, particularly at such a young age ,and with limited experience.
    He has done the Community proud and has certainly been a worthy winner of the Maccabi Awards.
    He is a humble young man
    Hopefully he will be in israel next year for the Maccabiah as well.
    All the best of luck in London.

    Barry Smorgon OAM
    Chairman Maccabi Australia

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