Tully Watt first represented Australia in 2017 at the World Youth (U19) Championships, Asia/Oceania Youth Championships and Youth Olympic Games qualifier. In 2018 and 2019 she continued to gain more valuable international experience at the major Youth championships in 2018 and 2019. She was 13th in the individual youth event at the 2019 Asia/Oceania Championships in Wuhan, China.
Tully was part of Victorian Tetrathlon team for Pony Club Nationals in 2015 and was introduced to the sport of Pentathlon from there. We was inspired by the gold medal performance of Chloe Esposito at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Chloe has provided advice to Tully as she has developed in the sport.
Neville Sayers was a pioneer of modern pentathlon in Victoria, and indeed Australia. He won the first Australian modern pentathlon championship in 1956 in the lead-up to an Australian team debuting in the sport at Melbourne 1956. Forbes Carlile had been Australia’s first Olympic modern pentathlete, at Helsinki 1952.
Sayers finished a creditable 19th (out of 40 participants) in his Olympic debut. He combined with Sven Coomer and Greg Nicholl for Australia to finish 8th in the team competition. The talented athlete tried unsuccessfully to make the shooting team at Melbourne 1956.