2012 Male Athlete of the Year Award Recipient
Run, run, jump, jump, throw, throw, hurdle, and hurl yourself over. When it comes to competing in an octathlon, you need to be quick, agile and strong, to excel in all eight track and field events, like Rostam Turner.
For Rostam, 2012 was the year he was able to put together all track and field disciplines to come up with a winning formula as he became the Canadian National Champion. Ranked as number one in Canada for youth in the 1000 metres, he’s also ranked eighth nationally and fourth in the province for discus and ninth nationally and third provincially for javelin. In 2012, he was named B.C. Athletics Youth Male Athlete of the Year. He was also the recipient of a Kelowna Community Sport Hero Award.
Although track and field is Rostam’s main focus, he’s also very involved in school sports, playing both AAA soccer and AA basketball.
As a member of the Okanagan Athletics track Club, Rostam acts as a mentor to his fellow athletes. Considered a coach’s dream due to his ability to listen and learn, his determination, focus and enthusiasm are infectious, making him an asset to any team he is on.