Our entire Brisbane Boys’ College community extends our best wishes to Old Collegians, Jake Lilley (OC 2010) and Ash Moloney (OC 2017) who will represent Australia in the Tokyo Olympics.
Jake is no stranger to the Olympic sailing competition, making his debut at the 2016 Rio Games, in Finn class Sailing and Ash makes his Olympic debut in Tokyo where he will compete in the demanding two-day decathlon.
From all of us back home in the green, white, and black we wish these boys every success as they don the green and gold!
Ash Moloney (OC 2017) is bringing home the bronze after becoming the first Australian to win a medal in the men’s decathlon and securing Australia’s first track medal in Tokyo. Congratulations to Ash on his Bronze medal performance in his Olympic debut, and to fellow Aussie teammate and BBC Track & Field coach, Cedric Dubler on outstanding performances of athleticism, sportsmanship and mateship in tough conditions! Ash is coached by long-serving BBC coach Eric Brown.
In a recent interview with Andrew Dawson, The Courier-Mail Moloney said Brisbane Boys’ College played a role in his successful journey to the Olympics.
“They (the College) did play a role,’’ he said. “They gave me a platform as I did not really have access to gyms and things like that.
“They (the College) gave me an opportunity to use their facilities and do my first ever really big comp (GPS track and field championships).
This excerpt has been reprinted with permission by Andrew Dawson, The Courier-Mail and Quest Newspapers.
Jake Lilley (OC 2010) capped his Tokyo campaign by crossing the line in third place in the medal race to secure 7th overall in the Men’s One Person Dinghy (Heavyweight) – Finn class, a sensational achievement as Jake endured a full meniscus knee operation only seven weeks before the games and was in a leg brace right up until arriving in Tokyo.
Jake’s Olympic dream was realised as a 23-year old making his debut in Rio in 2016, where he achieved eighth place, this year he went one better in Tokyo. Congratulations Jake!