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Kristy Gillespie wins prestigious Young Achiever Award

16-03-11

Kristy Gillespie, multi-Women's Motocross Champion, has just won a prestigious award in her hometown region of Albury-Wodonga.

Gillespie collected the honours in the converted Norske Skog Young Achiever of the Year Award against a quality group of nominees. Gillespie was nominated in 2009, but 2011 was her year to take top honours.

“All the other guys are pretty high class achievers,” said Gillespie “To get an award in company like that, it’s pretty special.”

Gillespie now joins the ranks of high-profile previous winners such as basketball player Lauren Jackson and pole-vaulter Emma George.

GMR Motorex KTM Team Manager Glenn Macdonald said of Gillespie’s win “Kristy is a dedicated rider. Women’s motocross in Australia doesn’t get the media exposure that it deserves but it is building all the time. Winning awards such as this against main-stream athletes is incredible. She is one of the pioneers of Australian women’s motocross and deserves this recognition.”

The two-time Australian and five-time Victorian Motocross Champion has also recently been selected in the World Women’s Motocross Elite Top 10. Gillespie is one of ten women’s racers from around the globe that will converge later this season for media and a ‘race-off’.  The concept is led by Stefy Bau, FIM Women’s Motocross representative. Further information regarding this selection will come to hand in due course.