Year 12 dance student Sasha Zhoya broke two world records at the Australian Track and Field Championships at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre in April.
Sasha leapt to a new world record of 5.56m in the Men’s Pole Vault, which is an U18 world best.
The record of 5.55m, which was previously held by Greek athlete Emmanouilt Karalis set in 2016, was easily cleared by Sasha who went on to win the U20 Men’s Pole Vault.
He also set a new world record for 16 year olds in the 110m hurdles, and broke the Australian U18 110m hurdles record after blitzing the field. This was after his gold medal in the 200m U20 Men’s race.
“To be No.1 in the world out of everyone that does athletics, that’s the dream. I want to show the world what I can do,” Sasha said.
Sasha joined the Gifted and Talented dance program in Year 8 and has continued his athletics training while balancing his academic and dance commitments, a sign of his dedication, determination and passion for the sport.