Australia’s Women’s National Coach Peggy Liddick was granted her Australian citizenship yesterday during the countries national day celebrations. Reports say that Liddick, originally from the United States was accompanied by the whole national team to celebrate her citizenship. Liddick said:
“When the position of national coach for women’s gymnastics became available in Australia in 1996, I saw it as a sign that I was destined to become an Australian.”
“I feel a sense of pride and patriotism when the Australian flag is raised and Advance Australia Fair plays over the speakers when one of the Australian gymnasts wins an international medal. I’m happy that today I officially become an Australian.”
PS Happy Australia Day to Full Twist readers!