A Townsville girl who took up athletics just three years ago has made it to the national stage.
Olivia Ford is heading to Albury in January to compete in the Australian Deaf Games.
The 14 year old will compete at the games from January 20 against athletes from across the country.
Olivia has been hitting training hard, including pool sessions to gain strength prior to the January meet.
More details about the games can be found here.