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#OlympicTakeover with Taliqua Clancy

Author imageAOC09 Jun 2020
Taliqua Olympic Takeover

Taliqua Clancy became the first Indigenous Australia to compete in Olympic beach volleyball when she made her debut at Rio 2016.

Now, the 27-year-old makes up half of Australia’s top ranked beach volleyball team, alongside her partner Mariafe Artacho del Solar, aiming for a second Olympic Games at Tokyo next year.

Clancy is currently in Adelaide, shivering through her first Australian winter in seven years, as she usually spends this time of the year competing on the FIVB circuit in Europe.

While she stays strong in her home gym and makes the most of the Adelaide’s sandy spots for training, Clancy has also used her time at home during COVID-19 to share her story as one of 52 Indigenous Olympians with her local community.

She took over the @AUSOlympicTeam Instagram story last week during National Reconciliation Week 2020 to give followers a sneak peek into a day in her life.