Macquarie sport scholar at Sochi Winter Olympic Games
Macquarie University Sport Scholar and Bachelor of Arts student Lucy Glanville was selected to represent Australia at 22nd Winter Olympic Games held in Sochi, Russia.
Competing in the women’s biathlon, Lucy’s selection has secured her place in sporting history as only the third female Australian to compete in this event at the Olympics since Nagano 1998.
In total, Australia is representing 10 of the 15 Olympic sports on offer of which, Glanville adds to a 60-strong Australian team comprising a record number of 28 university athletes.
While Lucy’s hard work and intensive training has finally secured her place in the world’s most prestigious sporting event, the biathlete’s Olympic campaign was not all smooth sailing in the lead-up to selection. In fact, despite achieving strong competition results at the recent Winter Universiade, Glanville’s spot on the Olympic team was tested when she was forced to eagerly await the decision for seven higher-placed countries to forego their athlete allocations—which luckily worked out in her favour.
Prior to this, Lucy’s thirst for international sporting excellence was recognized when she was nominated for the Female Athlete of the Year Award at the Macquarie University Blues Awards in 2013; an excellence also well acknowledged by Lucy’s personal support network – “this has been her best and most consistent shooting of the season so far,” said Lucy’s mum, Toni Hulme.
When asked about her goals for Sochi, Lucy humbly stated that she intends to race the best she can and gain experience for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Preparations for the big event extended beyond the sporting arena. Ahead of Lucy’s Sochi representation, the talented athlete had begun learning Russian as part of her Bachelor of Arts at Macquarie University.
Macquarie University Faculty of Arts
In the Faculty of Arts at Macquarie University, students and staff work together within and across disciplinary boundaries to ask questions about socially complex problems, identify paths of research, analyze and communicate ideas in creative formats and reflect on the skills and knowledge they will need to understand the world, past and present.
Faculty of Arts includes the following study areas:
- Ancient History
- Indigenous Studies – Warawara
- International Studies
- Media, Music, Communications & Cultural Studies
- Modern History, Politics & International Relations
- Policing, Intelligence & Counter Terrorism