There isn’t much that South Australian shooter Victoria Rossiter hasn’t accomplished in 2018.
The teenager was the youngest member of the Australian shooting team at the Commonwealth Games in April this year before once again representing her country at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires.
Rossiter took up shooting at a young age after attending her brothers' training sessions and decided she wanted to give it a go.
"We were going down to the range two or three times a week so I was like 'I'm here, I might as well give it a go'," she said.
One of 28 shooters on the Australian team on the Gold Coast, Tori, as she is known, competed in the women’s 10m air rifle. She went on to be the only Aussie in the final of the event and finished seventh.
“I had such a big support system at Comm Games because it was in Australia,” she said.
“It meant so much to me especially being my first Games,” Rossiter said.
She then was off to Argentina as part of a team of three shooters including Olivia Erickson, who was competing in the 10m air pistol. Rossiter went on to make the final of the 10m air rifle after finishing fourth in the qualifications and finished eighth in the final.
After returning to Australia and having the chance to reflect back on what a year it has been, she’s proud of what she has been able to achieve.
“It’s been pretty amazing,” Rossiter said.
“I’m really proud of myself and I definitely wasn’t expecting to perform as well at this time last year.