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Ministerial Statement Territory Success at Masters games and Sydney Paralympics



Ministerial Statement Territory Success at Masters games and Sydney Paralympics

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Tabled Papers for 8th Assembly 1997 - 2001; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




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1 6 Bill is Director of the NT branch of Relationships Australia. Judith Green: Gold in 100m breaststroke. Currently NT Sportsperson of the Year, Judith is one of those people who every coach wants as an athlete. Her approach to sport and training is the reason she has achieved what she has. At the 2000 Paralympics Judith won a gold medal in the 1 0 0 m breaststroke. She also placed 8th in the 100m backstroke, 8th in the 400m freestyle and 13th in the 50m freestyle. The demands of swimming in a hotly contested event at the Paralympics meant that her training schedule was huge. During the cool of the Darwin dry season she relocated to the Gold Coast to train where pools are heated. This sacrifice was only made possible with the assistance of her NTIS scholarship. A typical training week for Judith consists of three strength and conditioning sessions in the NTIS gymnasium, as well as ten 2 hour sessions in the pool. In addition to this, her NTIS program includes sport psychology, sports science testing, and nutritional consultations. Hamish McDonald:

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