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Date of Birth
First Competed for Australia
Representing Australia at the 2011 Global Games in Italy and being part of Australian team that broke 4x400m Australian record
Watching Makybe Diva win three Melbourne Cups in a row
As one of the rising stars of the Australian athletics team, radio commentator Andrew Semmens is well placed to talk about sport.
The Victorian with an intellectual disability announced himself on the international stage at the 2011 Arafura Games in Darwin. At his first competition representing Australia, Andrew competed and medalled in three events, taking home two silver and one bronze medal. Soon afterwards, Andrew was part of the national team that broke the Australian record in the 4x400m relay at the 2011 Global Games in Italy.
Known as Drew to friends and family, he first made waves at the 2010 AWD Junior Championships, medalling in both the 800m and 1500m. Andrew’s development progressed and he impressed at the 2011 Australian Underage Championships in winning silver in the 800m.
Away from the track and training, Andrew occupies plenty of time in his role as a commentator on Geelong radio. He is a regular fixture on radio station “The Pulse,” where Andrew offers his thoughts about horse racing all Saturday afternoon. As a mark of his enormous passion for horse racing, Andrew lists Makybe Diva’s third Melbourne Cup victory in a row as his greatest sporting moment. Not restricting himself to one sport, Andrew also commentates on local district league football in Hampden and Colac.
Inspired by the performances of champion Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting, Andrew aims to be the best athlete he can possibly be.
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