Lewis put body and soul into a sensational swim in driving rain on the Gold Coast, streaking ahead in the freestyle climax that would be worth at least a place in an Olympic medley finals. But the swim proved so draining for a man who scorched his personal best by more than three seconds — he was barely able to stand during his pool-side interview with the Seven Network. Offered a chair to sit on with concerns he might faint, the keeled-over Lewis gave one-word answers as he tried to recover from incredible fatigue and build-up of lactic acid. When asked how he felt immediately after his race, Lewis had just one response:
While the history-making achievement was, in itself, worthy of celebration, Fearnley rose to the occasion with a stirring speech that put in context what it means to reach greatness, not just as an athlete, but as a person.
His words were so moving, we decided to publish Fearnely's acceptance speech in full. Sport Australia Hall Of Fame members, board members, dignitaries, sport leaders, ladies and gentlemen.
The fellow Don Finalists, Madison de Rozario and Lauren Parker, two of the strongest people that I know, and also people that I value not only as my peers but also as my friends.
To Sam Kerr and Ellyse Perry… two people within our community that we just know there will be statues built of them, so generations will be able to learn about your journey. Will Power and Daniel Ricciardo… They fly the Australian Flag in places we rarely get to see, and you just feel proud that they are out there fighting.
Fearnely was not in attendance but left the crowd in awe with a stirring speech AAP And to Mark Knowles, who is one of the most truly decent people that not only I have been able to share the Australian uniform with and stage with but someone who I feel grateful to have even crossed paths. Apologies for my absence, I am in Chicago, I am competing, but more importantly I am spending time with my wife, Sheridan and my boy Harry, and my little girl Amelia, who have seen me at a distance for far, far too long.
I grew up with an understanding about The Don and it was as much about integrity and humility as it was about excellence in sport. And I recognise tonight that I am the first within our Paralympic movement to hold up this prestigious award, but I have no intention of self-congratulation, I have to point back behind me to the generations of proud men and women with disabilities who allowed me to become the person and athlete that you see fit to receive this award.
An athlete whose sport has been born out of the back fields of rehabilitation hospitals. That was created by men and women who had the desire to see not only what was physically possible but was humanly possible.
So our sport was born out of that hope. Hope that somebody can be judged by substance and not image. That the difference that we each hold can be celebrated and not used to be segregated.
And when our community is shifting to this idea of perfection where life, within even a picture, is filtered within an inch of humanity. And our ability to share beauty and strength in this perceived imperfection, it just cannot be matched.
I fundamentally believe that sport can lead this country and I believe the Paralympic movement is a jewel within the sporting crown. But we need every person within this room to embrace our community of people with disabilities, not only on the sporting field but within administration, in executive and within board and in governance roles.
There is strength and substance in this community. Enough to build a country on. Sir Donald Bradman once said that athletes who receive recognition, they also have a duty to mankind.Find Aruba resources here.
Higher Ed, Primary Ed, Financial Services, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Retail, Enterprise, SMB. Clyde Lewis can call himself a Commonwealth Games champion after a last-minute call up to the men's m medley, in a race that exacted one hell of a toll on his body.
The story of Kurt Cabin is a stow of great talent, hardship and tragedy. But it is a story that needs to be heard and one I think we can all relate to in some way. Kurt was born in [ ]. アルバで働きませんか。 アルバには、モビリティの最前線で活躍する優秀な人材が集まっています。 #GenMobileができることを一緒に形にしていきませんか? Kurt is actively involved in various charities as a board member, patron & ambassador.
In Kurt was elected by his peers to be one of six Summer Paralympic Athletes to serve on the International Paralympic Committee's Athletes Commission.
On the 22 of January he was given the annual Australian honour of giving the Australia Day Address. Kurt Fearnley's unquestioned status as one of the most inspirational sportspeople ever to don the green and gold has been made official.
The wheelchair racer has become the first athlete with a.