Ministerial Statement Territory Success at Masters games and Sydney Paralympics
Tabled paper 2202
Tabled Papers for 8th Assembly 1997 - 2001; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT
Tabled by Christopher Lugg
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13 Nadia Romeo: Silver medal in Wheelchair Basketball Nadia has dedicated herself entirely to the sport of wheelchair basketball since realising that winning a medal at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic games was a reality almost 4 years ago. The wheelchair basketballers won their medal against Canada. She trained almost 6 hours a day in her pathway to becoming prepared both mentally and physically for the challenges that were ahead. Not only did she need to put in many hours a day, she faced a gruelling year with many interstate trips to represent the NT at national events in wheelchair basketball and also had to mix it with the best at several Australian Team Camps to cement her position on the Australian Paralympic Team. This was not an easy task considering that Nadia had to spend weeks away from her partner, Paul, and their 6-year old son Kyle. It was all worth the effort and time away when Nadia won a silver medal with her family and friends in the crowd. Mellissa Dunn: Silver medal in Wheelchair Basketball A teammate with Nadia, Mellissa has been training for almost 4 years to live out her dream of representing Australia at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games. All her training paid off after winning a silver medal for Australia. Mellissa had to train extremely hard just to make the team as the two other girls vying for the same position were two of the best in the world.
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