Junior Sports Star Liam dives in to take on the best


Rising Wahroonga diver Liam Dummer could be the next Matthew Mitcham.

This week’s Advocate Junior Sports Star nominee has only been diving for five years, yet his incredible rise in the past three has seen him win many medals.

He spends almost 23 hours a week training, and it’s clearly starting to pay-off for the 15-year-old.

“When you get the results that you want, it’s definitely worth it,” Liam said.

Last week the Year 9 Knox Grammar student competed in the 2011 School Sport Australia Diving Championships in Melbourne, winning the 15 years boys springboard, and silver in the 15-16 years boys platform event.

He was also captain of the NSW team at the 2011 Australian Elite Junior Championships in Adelaide last month, and won gold in the junior B boys 3m and silver in both the junior B boys 1m and platform events.

He was also named Male Diver of the Year in his group. In May he won a gold medal in the group B boys platform while representing Australia at the Malaysia Age Diving Championships.

That month, he won three gold medals in the NSW Elite Junior Championships. And the list goes on.

“I’m proud of my achievements, considering I’ve only just started this amount of training,” Liam said.

13 Aug 11 @ 07:00am by ELIAS JAHSHAN, for original article: