Taking Aim at 2012 Olympics

The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia), March 5, 2010 | Go to article overview

Taking Aim at 2012 Olympics


Byline: Charlie Payne charlie.payne@dailymercury.com.au

WATER POLO: A Mackay water polo player has his sights set on winning selection for the 2012 London Olympics from his home town.

John Campbell, 24, flies out most weekends to compete with the Brisbane Barracudas in the national league against teams from Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, and while he knows it's a difficult task, he doesn't dismiss his chances of Olympic selection.

He's already represented Australia in tournaments and training camps in Europe, spent three years on a full-time scholarship at the AIS in Canberra and was selected in the FINA junior men's team which competed in the 2005 world titles at Argentina.

"It's difficult, but it's something I've just got to aim for," he said yesterday.

"Fitness wise I'm getting there, I've been training with the local teams twice a week and I'm doing as much as I can to get myself in the best shape I can. At this stage I still think I can make the Olympics. …

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