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Gold for St Peters student at the Tokyo Olympics

Did you love watching the Australian team in action during the recent Tokyo Olympics? Us too!

Imagine the excitement and anticipation felt by the students and staff of St Peters Lutheran College Springfield who were cheering on a member of their school community!

Mollie O’Callaghan swam in the 4x100m freestyle relay, the 4x200m freestyle relay and the 4x100m medley relay, with the local favourite winning an amazing two gold medals and one bronze while also setting a new World Junior Record.

The Principal of St Peters Lutheran College Springfield, Craig Schmidt, said the school community was delighted by Mollie’s achievements.

“Congratulations to Mollie who is St Peters Springfield’s first Olympian, the youngest member of the Australian Olympic Team at the Tokyo Olympics,” Craig said.


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Principal Craig Schmidt with Olympian Mollie O’Callaghan and Head of Sport Jeremy Lohe (Images: SPLCS)


“Mollie is an inspiration to our community. We are very proud of her and all her achievements including how she managed the pressure and expectations of competing on the international stage.

“We also acknowledge the guidance, support and determination of Mollie’s coaches Dean Boxall and Maxine Seear as without them Mollie would not have been able to achieve what she has.

”The Head of Sport at St Peters Springfield, Jeremy Lohe, said the entire school took pride in Mollie’s Olympic performances.

“Mollie’s success can be put down to her passion for swimming, her consistency at training and her positive attitude to hard work since joining St Peters,” Jeremy said.

Well done Mollie, we hope your success inspires the next generation of local swimmers!