SUNS AFLW forward Maddison Levi is in line to represent her country at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after being named in the Australian Rugby Sevens squad.
The cross-code athlete has been ultra-impressive in both football and rugby sevens recently, making her debut for the SUNS in AFLW this year and also helping Bond University to its first Aon University Women’s Rugby Sevens Series victory in May.
Her selection in the Australian Olympic squad is a culmination of some strong form at the Oceania Sevens tournament in Townsville last week, where she scored two tries.
The tournament saw the Australian women’s and men’s teams do battle against New Zealand, Fiji and Oceania Barabarians, with Levi’s side finishing second overall.
“I am beyond grateful to be given the opportunity to represent Australia at the Olympics,” Levi told SUNS Media.
“I’ve been putting in so much work to earn this chance and just want to do my family, friends and country proud.”
Levi plays on the wing and fast forward where she can best utilise her attributes of speed and strength.
The 19-year-old will commence final preparations with the squad before flying to Tokyo in two weeks.
Twelve nations will compete in the Olympic Rugby Sevens, which kicks off on July 26, with Australia coming up against USA, China and Japan in Pool C.