Mansfield farewells Chumpy

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PROUD GRANDAD: Following Chumpy’s first World Cup title in 2011, Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin returned home to a civic reception and received the ‘key to the shire’ proudly watched by his grandfather Bob Pullin.

LAST week Mansfield, Australia and the world, mourned the loss of a true sporting champion, Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin aged just 32.

The two-time world champion and three-time Olympian, drowned while free-diving and spearfishing at the artificial reef in Palm Beach.Chumpy, as he was known to all, was born and grew up in Mansfield and became a true sporting legend, hero and ambassador for the town.

Following his gold medal World Cup win in 2011 and upon his return to Mansfield he was given the ‘key to the shire’ – an old time tradition for one who is held in the highest esteem.

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