International sprint star at the Diamond Creek Town Fair
by Keith Nyberg
Diamond Valley Leader
26 Nov 2010
The crowds at the Diamond Creek Town Fair were treated to an exhibition of high-level sprinting last Saturday, thanks to Barbados national sprint star Andrew Hinds and Contours in Diamond Creek.
Hinds is in Australia training with renowned sprint coach Andrew Muhlhan and his athletic squad in preparation for the 2011 World Championship in Korea.
The Barbados national champion completed several run through’s for the crowd, alongside other elite sprint athletes from the squad including Javad Asghari, (Winner of the Bendigo Gift in 2009), Pamela Austin, (Victorian State beach sprint and flags champion and Stawell Women’s Gift finalist), and 400m hurdler Demetri Kasimatis.
The 26 year old Hinds represented his country at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, and has a personal best time of 10.03 seconds for the 100m and 20.38 seconds for the 200m.
This makes him the fastest man in Australia at the current time, and impressed the crowd with his speed, without even hitting top gear on the grass track.
Women’s gym Contours Diamond Creek was actively involved in securing Hinds’ appearance, and owner Wendy Kemp was just as excited as the crowd when watching his performance.
“Andrew is an amazing athlete, and so are the other sprinters. Watching them perform is inspirational, which is why we wanted to get them out here for the community to see. Contours is passionate about promoting health and fitness, and our hope is that their appearance may inspire some more people to improve their fitness, health, and lifestyle.”
Andrew Hinds will be competing in the Australian Championships in Melbourne March 2011.