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JUST IN: Tyack’s Olympic dream comes true

ARCHERY: A boy that once had to be coerced into trying the sport by his mother has just become the Coast’s newest Olympian.

Ryan Tyack’s dream came true yesterday when he was officially announced as one of three men to represent Australia at Rio.

It was second time lucky for the Mapleton sharp-shooter, who narrowly missed selection for London 2012. He will joined by his housemate and training partner Taylor Worth (25) and Alec Potts (20).

“It’s great to be selected for my first Olympic Team and now we can concentrate on the Rio performance,” Tyack said in a release.

“I was asked to try out for Beijing when I was 17 at the AIS and I ended up being the reserve. I missed the one spot for 2012 when Taylor (Worth) was shooting well and I was sick, so I’m very happy to make this team.”

Tyack’s mother and coach Lynnette, convinced her son to try the sport in an attempt to get him off the couch and playing video games.

“My mum wanted me to get outside more and meet people. Because of the computer games I played I wanted to do archery and fencing and it turned out the archery club had an open day and I’ve loved it ever since,” he said.