BRENTON Andreoli has capped off his final year at aerobics world championships with two gold medals.
Andreoli, 20, ensured he would step out of the international spotlight on a high after securing titles in Belgrade, Serbia, yesterday morning.
The Naringal athlete claimed the honours in the senior sport aerobics male solo section for a second time.
His previous triumph was in the Netherlands in 2010. He also has a junior title to his name, won in 2009 in the Caribbean.
Andreoli completed the double in Serbia by teaming with Jan Juc’s Emily Daniels to win the mixed pairs section.
The success ensures the son of New Zealand-born dairy farmers John and Janelle Andreoli finishes his career in the best-possible fashion.
Before the trip he said the 2013 world championships were likely his last, bringing an end to a decorated career at the top level.
University commitments - he will start an international business degree next year — will take priority over his aerobics pursuits.
Andreoli received the top ranking from four of the seven judges — two artistic, two technical and three aerobic — for his solo routine in the final.
He finished ahead of good mate Cameron Brown, who beat him at nationals but had to settle for second at worlds.
Finland athlete Juuso Vaisanen was third, comfortably behind the Australian pair.
Andreoli was likewise emphatic in the mixed pairs with Daniels.
The pair, long-time aerobics partners, scored the top ranking from six of the seven judges.
Andreoli was unable to be contacted yesterday.
But he told The Standard earlier this month that he was intent on ending his international career with no regrets.
“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.”
He said his impending departure from the sport had “pushed me a lot more this year”.
“Other years I’ve thought about stopping but I didn’t put my full commitment into it,” he said.
“So I wanted to have one more year each time.”
Andreoli will remain in Europe for the next three months, basing himself in the Czech Republic where he will coach aerobics.