The South Australian Sports Institute (SASI) is ramping up its search for potential world class athletes ahead of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Several SASI Talent Search testing days in various locations will be held in the July school holidays, where all South Australian high school aged students (Years 7 – 12) are invited to attend and see if they have what it takes to become Australia’s next sporting champion.

Participants can take part in generic fitness testing or sport specific testing for cycling, rowing and kayaking (canoe sprint).

All testing results are reviewed by the SASI coaches and those with outstanding results will be invited to take the next step in a high-performance development pathway.

Speaking about what it takes to make an Olympic/Paralympic champion, SASI Manager for Sports and Programs Simon Cain explained now is the time to start preparing athletes for the upcoming Brisbane Games.

“Typically, an athlete who represents Australia at an Olympic/Paralympic level will have spent between 7-10 years in a sport development pathway before emerging as a senior international athlete,” Cain said.

“Given the Brisbane 2032 Olympics/Paralympics are 10 years away, the process of identifying and developing talented athletes is crucial in ensuring that South Australia is able to produce medal winning athletes for the 2032 Australian Olympic and Paralympics teams.”

Previous Olympic athletes discovered through SASI Talent Search include Maeve Plouffe, Annette Edmondson, Cat McArthur, Rohan Dennis, Olympia Aldersey and Becchara Palmer.

If you think you have what it takes to achieve sporting success on the world stage, we encourage you to attend one of our testing days and HAVE A GO!

To find out more about the SASI Talent Search program, visit: https://bit.ly/3N9uGeB

To register for an upcoming testing day, visit: https://bit.ly/3M8hXaM