Congratulations to Ray White sales agent Cameron Crombie, of Ray White Canberra, for winning a Commonwealth Games gold medal in the F38 shot put.
Mr Crombie said that he is very proud and happy to have won gold for Australia.
“It won’t sink in for a while yet, it could be a few weeks or months,” said the 32-year-old world champion who just added the gold medal to his haul.
“I haven’t had much sleep and I’ve only eaten once since 3pm yesterday. My event was so late, and by the time I finished with doping control, it was midnight, so it was a late night.”
He said that it is an experience he will never forget.
“There’s actually some guys who have been throwing shot put since 1988 and been to nine straight paralympics and world championships but never had an opportunity to go to [the] Commonwealth Games because their particular category has never come up,” Mr Crombie said.
“So to have a para event at all is the first big stepping stone, and then to have an event that you are the current world record holder is like a stroke of luck.”
F38 athletes have to show clear evidence of ataxia, a physical and neurological impairment.
“I had a stroke as a kid when I was born and that took out some motor function on the left side of my body, so it doesn’t quite function as the right side,” Mr Crombie said.
“My twin brother is fine and he was there to watch last night. He might be better looking than me, but he doesn’t have a gold medal now, does he?”
Mr Crombie thanked his team at Ray White Canberra for supporting him and his 25 hours of training each week.
“Ray White Canberra [is] focused on the right areas and that is why I decided to work for them,” the agent said.
“The support from Ray White has been amazing and I couldn’t hope for a more supportive and enjoyable place to work.”
Being the current Commonwealth Games shot put gold medallist, plus a world record holder and a previous Australian rowing champion, Mr Crombie knows plenty about goals, hard work, dedication and obligation.
He firmly believes that “how you do one thing is how you do everything”.
It is along these lines that he prepared for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. He now also has his sights set on the Tokyo Paralympics in 2020.
Between his career in real estate and elite sport, Mr Crombie still finds time to be heavily involved as a volunteer firefighter with the ACT Rural Fire Service, since 2013, and a committee member of the Ginninderra Athletics Club.
Mr Crombie has been an agent for five years.