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Olympics showcase WA officials

The cream of West Australian officiating was on show at the Tokyo Olympics last year.

The three officials in the running for the SportWest Official of the Year, showcased their abilities on the biggest stage in world sport.

Hockey Umpire Peter Wright travelled to the Tokyo Olympics this year and umpired five pool matches and retired after the Games having officiated in 139 international matches over a 17-year career.

Wright’s officiating on the field stacks up with the best in the world. He has umpired on the world’s biggest stage on multiple occasions including the Tokyo Olympics, Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and Glasgow, the World Cup in Bhubaneshwar and umpiring in the World League Semi Finals in Johannesburg.

Tammy Standley is Australia’s number one hockey Female Technical Official.

At the Tokyo Olympics, Standley was a technical delegate and oversaw the running of a total of 76 men’s and women’s matches from round games to the gold medal matches.

Ryan Arblaster was only one of two Australians officiating swimming at the Tokyo Olympics.

He was appointed as referee and other key positions throughout the Games and this incredible feat has only been offered to a handful of Australians and Arblaster is one of the youngest officials ever to accomplish this.

The winner of the Official of the Year will be announced at the SportWest Awards on 24 February at Optus Stadium.

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