I would like to congratulate Juno Smith, a local Marrickville High School student, on her recent success at the National Mountain Bike Championships. The highly competitive championships were held in March at Lake Macquarie and Juno achieved second place in the U15s Women's Cross Country Short Track Race. This race is an intense, short race, and is one of the most dramatic for racers and fans alike. Juno also placed fourth in the Cross Country Olympic National Championship, another incredible result. In addition to mountain biking Juno is an accomplished track and road cyclist, placing second in the Junior tour of Goulburn in April. Juno trains thirteen hours a week and is an active member of Sutherland Shire and Dulwich Hill Cycling Clubs, and Western Sydney MTB Club, where she has won several awards in 2022/2023, including Junior Cyclist, Junior Female Cyclist and Female Mountain Biker of the Year. Congratulations on these outstanding achievements and all the best for your next competition Juno!