Feature Q&A: Kevin Galea

Event:
  • Shotput
  • Discus
  • Javelin 
  • Hammer Weight throw
  • Throw pentathlon 
Personal Best:
  • S 12.83m 
  • D 39.54 m 
  • J  42.98 m  
  • H 35.50
  • WT 13.00m 
  • TP 3188 points
Coach/s:

Leo Dickson  1983 – 1998  , self-coached when I returned to athletics in 2017

Club: 

Sarina 1983—1998  Mackay Athletic Club 2017–2020


When did you begin your athletics journey?

1983

What events do you compete in and which event is your favourite?

I compete in all of the throwing events with shot put as my favourite

You have been involved in athletics for a long time and now you compete in the masters age group.  What would you say would be your athletics highlight over the years?

Representing Australia  at 5  Oceania Championships and winning a Open Qld state title in shotput

How would you compare being a master’s athlete to an open athlete?

Masters athletics for me is more about personal goals  whereas open you competed against the other athletes and was more serious

Last year you competed in the Oceania Master’s Championships in Mackay.  What was it like to have a major international meet on your doorstep?

Very good , having an international event in Mackay, for the region to show off the new facility . Personally it was good to compete on my own club ground and have relatives and friends come to watch me compete 

Do you have any major goals you would like to achieve during the next few seasons?  

Yes , to compete at the Oceania Masters in 2022 at Norfolk Island 

What does a typical training week look like?

Depending on work commitments I aim for two weight sessions and 3 throwing sessions a week

You are a self-coached athlete.  Do you find this difficult at times given the technical demand of the events that you do? 

Yes I do. I train with my son James who points out errors I make when throwing

What do you do to stay motivated?

Look forward to upcoming events and setting goals

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