WROE Sean < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Australia   
Gender Men
Born 18 Mar 1985 in Melbourne, AUS
Height1.83 m
Weight 75 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Occupation Student
Languages Japanese, English
Higher education Swinburne University of Technology: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Glenhuntly Athletics Club and VIS: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Name of coach Eric Hollingsworth
International Debut
Year 2007
Competing for Australia
General Interest
Nicknames Wroey. (Victorian Institute of Sport, 04 Sep 2007)
Hobbies Listening to music, fashion and video games. (Victorian Institute of Sport, 04 Sep 2007)
Hero / Idol Michael Johnson. (Victorian Institute of Sport, 21 Aug 2007))
Other sports He juggled athletics and Australian rules football when he was in school and was offered a place in the Sandringham Dragons U16 team before deciding to focus on athletics. (The Age, 08 Feb 2006)
Ambitions To win an Olympic gold medal. (Victorian Institute of sport, 21 Aug 2007)
Other information AUSTRALIA ALL THE WAY
His mother Miyuki is Japanese and his father Doug is Australian. He said it was never an issue that he was going to run for Australia. "Deep down in my heart, I know I'm Australian," he said. Besides, he added: "I look better in green and gold than I do in white and red." (The Age, 08 Feb 2006)

NEAR MISS
After competing at a grand prix in Lignano, Italy in July 2007, he was travelling in a minibus to the airport when the driver fell asleep at the wheel and the bus veered on to the other side of the road and collided with a truck.. Luckily he escaped with nothing worse than a knock to the head and was still able to compete the following week in Madrid. (smh.com.au, 24 Aug 2007)