The final day of the Oceania Championships has passed and the world will never be the same. It was either Stan Lee's Uncle Ben, or Casey Sims that said "With Great Power comes Great Responsibility." I can't remember which one of the two is responsible for these timeless words, but what I do know is that our athletes truly live by such a motto. They have channelled their collective energies in such a manner that they deserve their own comic book series: THE QUT TIGERS. I better get to work writing volume 1 after this article. Onwards to the final write up.
There has been much excitement the past few days regarding what our athletes are capable of. Some are as strong as the Hulk, others as fast as the Flash, and then those who are as nimble as the Black Widow in Budapest (I like Avengers a lot). We had one athlete compete during this final day of competition: Alex Hartmann. I have a dream that one day this man will get his very own Netflix series where he can elaborate on the trials and tribulations of 21st century living.
In the Senior Men's 200m Semi-Finals Alex ran a time of 21.56 to come second overall in a battle to the death with Jake Doran. In the 200m finals, Alex obliterated even this stupendous time, by running 21.17 to come third overall. It is safe to say that there was great gnashing of teeth, and many eyes brimming with tears across the world at this inspiring performance. Tissue box sales surely would have spiked in response to the amount of people sobbing collectively, as a reflection of the pure joy they felt. I thought Toy Story 3 was the only thing that could make me sob (and perhaps Demi in Swan Lake). I guess I was wrong. Congratulations Alex you National hero.
It was so great witnessing all our Athletes perform to their maximum capacity at Oceania. We can all go about our lives now knowing we have witnessed history unfold.
Been an absolute pleasure delivering these write ups. Thanks for all the people who took the time to read these articles. Till the next time.