Olympic award for a talented teenage rower
By TONY WHITE
ACCOMPLISHED young rower Kane Ramon has won the Pierre de Coubertin award bestowed by the Australian Olympic committee.
The prestigious award is a tremendous honour for the 17-year-old The Cathedral School Year 12 student.
Ramon has competed with distinction winning a swag of medals at CHS, State, All Schools and Australian titles in single and multiple scull events.
A member of the Lower Clarence Rowing Club, Ramon has also recorded numerous wins in sculling events at other major regattas in NSW and Queensland.
The Pierre de Coubertin Award, named after the founder of the modern-day Olympic movement, is awarded 'to recognise outstanding sporting talent and all round sportsmanship.'
It is for young athletes who epitomise the Olympic spirit.
A select panel of the Australian Olympic Committee decide the award winners from a host of nominations from catholic and public schools throughout Australia.
Ramon is widely regarded in rowing circles as a future Commonwealth Games and Olympic aspirant.
Ramon, an elite North Coast Academy of Sport athlete, has recently been accepted into the Australian Institute Of Sport rowing program to train on the Gold Coast.