One of Broome’s best athletics competitors has once again returned home with a gold medal around her neck after competing in a State championships down in Perth. On February 4, Annabella Thompson won gold in the 2023 WA State Relay Championships held at the WA Athletics Stadium. Thompson, aged just 14, stepped up to compete in the under-20s event, proving she could go toe-to-toe with some of the best athletes well above her age group, winning gold for the shot put medley while representing the University of WA. Congratulating both athletes on what she called “outstanding results”, Broome Little Athletics president Kath Thompson said it was a terrific start to the 2023 season. The WA State Track & Field Relay Championships are held annually with athletes of all ages competing across a range of track and field relay events.