Our spotlight athlete of the month is Sophie Abla. Sophie has been training and racing with us since 2016.
Name: Sophie Abla
Age: 9 (Race age 10)
First Tri: Fairfield Kids Tri 2014 (we think)
Favorite part of triathlon: Swim
Favorite color: Green
Favorite school subject: Maths
Other sports you play: Gymnastics
Favorite race so far: Typhoon Texas Kids Tri
Favorite triathlete: My Mum
Ultimate triathlon goal: The Olympics
Future career goal: Vet (she gets lots of practice being around her dogs)
Sophie joined our team with already having a bit of experience in triathlon, as well as having watched her Mum race. Over the past season and a half, she has gotten even stronger in each discipline and has begun to set goals for herself and work towards reaching them (she recently nailed her flying mount and has checked that one off the list).
Aside from being incredibly photogenic even while racing, she knows how to have fun with the team, and is always coming up with ideas. She got a taste of the podium last year and I can't wait to see what this year holds for her!!!