There are some pretty amazing sports in the world today, from curling in the winter Olympics and extreme bull riding in Texas, to our favourite new Olympic sport break dancing or “breaking” (see you at the 2024 Olympics), but one of the coolest crossovers in the sporting landscape is roller skiing, Australia’s answer to cross country skiing.
Roller skiing is a sport that pushes your lungs to the edge and makes your legs feel like they are on fire, a full-body workout like no other. One of Tattersalls youngest Members and our February Member of the Month, Rosie Fordham, is someone who chases this high regularly.
Rosie is an Australian Youth Winter Olympian, a cross country skiing specialist, who has represented her country at multiple events around the world. With everything that 2020 brought us, she was no longer able to attend the winter meets. Lucky for her, there was an alternative; roller skiing. Rosie has taken to the sport like a duck to water and recently competed in the world championships held in Canberra.
Over the week Rosie competed in multiple races covering a variety of distances and landscapes, and was able to achieve multiple podium finishes in her respective disciplines and finished in 2nd place overall in the 5km sprint race (a truly amazing feat for the world championships).
It is for these amazing reasons we have awarded Rosie the title of February AD Member of the Month.
We know that being Tattersalls AD Member of the Month is sure to rank high in your list of achievements Rosie, congratulations and well done.
Rosie is now in the running for Sports Person of the Year 2021.