Thompson Estate and Eastern Suburbs Athletics

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Thompson Estate and Eastern Suburbs Athletics is Brisbane's oldest sporting club, founded in 1900. [1] [2] Run by volunteers, it caters for athletes and cross country runners of all abilities.

Brisbane capital city of Queensland, Australia

Brisbane is the capital of and the most populated city in the Australian state of Queensland, and the third most populous city in Australia. Brisbane's metropolitan area has a population of approximately 2.5 million, and the South East Queensland metropolitan region, centred on Brisbane, encompasses a population of more than 3.6 million.

Notable athletes who developed at Thompson Estate and Eastern Suburbs Athletics include Jai Taurima, [3] Bronwyn Thompson, [4] Denise Boyd [5] and Gerrard Gosens.

Jai Desmond Taurima is an Australian retired athlete who competed in the long jump.

Bronwyn Thompson is a long jumper from Australia. She holds the Commonwealth and Australian record for the long jump and has been ranked as high as number two in the world. Her greatest achievements include winning gold in the long jump at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and placing fourth at the 2004 Olympic Games. However Bronwyn has suffered numerous injury setbacks during her career and retired at the end of the 2008/09 Australian domestic season

Denise Margaret Robertson-Boyd is an Australian former Olympic sprinter, who reached two Olympic finals in the 200 metres sprint. Boyd won the gold medal for 200 metres at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton.

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