On the surface it looks like Australia has two new young sports heroes
Well it just seems as though they are ‘new’ to their sports
In fact they have been ‘in their game’ for quite a few years
and are now reaping some of the benefits of all that hard work
Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo is 25
He has been around ‘cars’ most of his life moving up from ‘karts’ as a youngster through various Formula competitions to finally competing in Formula One. He really came to the Australian publics eye in March this year at the Australian Grand Prix where he came second (but was later disqualified from for a ruling on ‘fuel flow rate’) Since then he has won the Canadian Grand Prix.
Tennis player Nick Krygios is 19
Represented Australia in Davis Cup matches, as well as other major tournaments he has competed in the Australian Open, the French Open, and has now reached the 4th round of Wimbledon. He is drawn against Rafael Nadal so we will have to wait till tomorrow to see how he does.
Like all the ‘overnight sensations’ we see on the television pop music shows this couple of youngsters have been making their way up the ladder of their chosen careers for many years.
There wont always be smiling faces so lets wish them lots of luck for many years to come