Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Axe Man Cuts Down Rivals; Athlete Shines on World Stage

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Axe Man Cuts Down Rivals; Athlete Shines on World Stage

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Byline: Jason Gibbs jason.gibbs@thechronicle.com.au

TIMBERSPORTS: Mitch Argent is no stranger to overseas travel -- he's been to Europe several times.

The reason why he has been overseas so many times still stuns him though.

The 24-year-old Blackbutt man who first competed in timbersports at small country shows now represents Australia on the world stage.

"It's pretty amazing to think I've been able to travel around the world doing this," Argent said.

"Sometimes it's tough when I've worked all day and then have to fit in a few hours of training. But the rewards can be pretty good -- being able to represent my country is special."

Most recently Argent placed third at the Stihl Timbersports Champions Trophy in Marsielle, France.

The youngest of 12 competitors in the world final, Argent was seeded fourth after the time trial making his bronze all the more remarkable.

"I drew a bad log but that's just the luck of draw sometimes," Argent said. …

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