The Summer Down Under is always the highlight of my summer season. Firstly thank you to Wheelchair Sports NSW and GIO for another amazing series.
I was a bit worried about how the current bushfires would affect the air quality and my performance but every athlete was in the same position, so I forged ahead, keen to compete.
It’s always great catching up with friends and meeting new friends, racing with some of the best wheelchair racers in the world and the opportunity to have new experiences.
…and they’re off!! Time to get the arms pumping
Did I complete the goal of beating my personal best times? Yes.
Am I happy? Yes.
Key Results in my T34 classifiction:
- 2nd in the 100m twice (and qualifying for Nationals…woohoo)
- 1st in the 200m
- 1st in the 400m
- 2nd in the 800m
Karla at the start…”ooh, is that a penny?”
Once completing the summer down under series Canberra, I also competed in the ACT state athletic championships, which was also successful, excluding the crash in the 800m but I was still able to finish second.
You can never script racing.
I learnt a lot of new things and will continue to learn that’s what this sport is all about.
I am super happy with what I have achieved so far and am extremely thankful to my team, family and friends for their continuous support.
Thank you to Glen Braithwaite of Hold Fast photography for the images you see in this post, no posing just pure sport at it’s finest.
Also big thanks to Rick from Natural Army Apparel, Sam McIntosh and Dave from Geelong Adaptive Sports for your support and coaching.