NARINGAL aerobics exponent Brenton Andreoli wants to go out on a high.
Andreoli, 20, will contest his sixth — and most likely last — aerobics world championships when he takes to the stage in Belgrade, Serbia next week.
He will contest the senior sport aerobics male solo and mixed pairs, with Jan Juc partner Emily Daniels. Andreoli this week revealed the 2013 world championships, from October 14 to 20, could be his last.
He will spend three months coaching in Prague after the titles but hopes to start an international business course at university next year.
“I want to get my life sorted out, go to uni. I’ll still be heavily involved, I’m not going to cut it out,” he said.
“(But) it’s a lot of commitment when I need to get a uni degree at the same time.” Andreoli said the impending end to his international career meant he had put more pressure on himself this year.
He had considered stepping away from the sport in recent years, but never felt he had got enough out of himself and always committed for another year.
“I’m the fittest I’ve ever been. I’m pretty happy with the lead-up to these world championships,” he said.
“But at the same time, I want it to be my best one because I’m not going to get another one.” Andreoli won his first junior world championship in 2009 in the Caribbean, and backed up with a senior accolade in 2010 in the Netherlands.
His road to the 2013 titles included winning silver in the male solo and gold in the mixed pairs at the Australian titles in July.
Long-time friend Cameron Brown, of Geelong, is the defending world champion and edged out Andreoli for national honours.
“There are always other athletes. At the same time gold is always achievable,” Andreoli said.