Aquatic sports company Arena announced today that it has signed Australian Rio hopeful Thomas Fraser-Holmes. The 23-year-old from Newcastle, New South Wales, is the current Commonwealth and Pan Pacific 200m freestyle champion.
“I am very honoured to join the Arena Swimwear Team,” said Fraser-Holmes. “Quality sponsors are a vital part of my preparation for the World Swimming Championships in 2015 and the Rio Olympics in 2016. I look forward to working with Arena in growing their brand both here in Australia and internationally.”
Fraser-Holmes started winning international medals as an 18-year-old at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi before progressing to the 200m finals at the 2012 Olympics and 2013 World Championships. His 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medal was accompanied by silver in the 400m individual medley and gold in the 4x200m freestyle relay.
“We are really pleased to welcome another Australian champion to the Arena stable,” said Giuseppe Musciacchio, Arena’s general manager of brand development. “Thomas has had a really stellar year, excelling in perhaps the most hotly contested event on the men’s circuit, and he has shown that he has the pedigree to follow in the footsteps of Australian legends like Thorpe and Hackett.”