Olympic Success: Soccer, Swimming, Running

Congratulation to Ki Sung Yueng (David) a John Paul International College Alumnus who will compete for a medal at the London Olympics. Ki Sung Yueng, John Paul College, South Korean and now world football star had an instrumental role in defeating Great Britain in their national sport in the Quarter Final on Sunday 5 August.

Sung Yueng (David) number 6 in action - Source: London2012.comSung Yueng (David) set up the normal time goal for the South Korean team and kicked the winning goal in the penalty shoot-out to place South Korea into the Semi-Final match against Brazil.

In 2001, Sung Yueng was enrolled at JPIC to play football and learn to speak English. He played the bulk of his youth career at John Paul College in Brisbane under the BSP (Brain Soccer Program). He was part of the team that won the U-15 National final for John Paul College in 2004. John Paul College is very proud of his achievements so far.

We also are very proud of other JPC Alumni who have already performed outstandingly at the Olympics. 

Mitch Larkin qualified for the 200m backstroke final.  Picture: Alex Coppel Source: News LimitedFormer John Paul College student, Mitch Larkin lined up in his first Olympic final after qualifying seventh in the 200m backstroke event. Mitch was ranked 18th in the world in the 200m backstroke entering the Games and lowered his Personal Best twice to cement his place in the 200m backstroke final. He has done an outstanding job at this first Olympic Games after swimming a personal best in his heat and backed it up to drop another second off his semi-final time. 

Genevieve LaCaze hits the water during her steeplechase heat.  Picture: Phil Hillyard Source: The Daily Telegraph


Genevieve LaCaze’s first Olympic race coincided with her 23rd birthday and she slashed just over three seconds off her Personal Best in the 3000m steeplechase, to finish ninth.