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Ministerial Statement Territory Success at Masters games and Sydney Paralympics

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Title

Ministerial Statement Territory Success at Masters games and Sydney Paralympics

Other title

Tabled paper 2202

Collection

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

Date

2000-11-28

Description

Tabled by Christopher Lugg

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

File type

application/pdf

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Copyright

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License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/296075

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/394142

Page content

18 after commencing his warm up routine for competition he was told that the Paralympic classification experts who had the final decision had again turned down his reclassification. As a result Hamish competed in the discus, achieving an outstanding fourth position in an event he had not specifically trained for. He also finished a credible 7th in his 100m race. Russell Short: Russell won gold in his discus event, setting a world record of 46.55 metres, as well as gold in shotput, throwing 15.2 metres. Vision impaired, Russell competed in the B2 category. (There are 3 levels of blindness of which B2 is the middle). When his brother rang with words of encouragement the morning of one of the events, Russells brother told him his father (recently deceased) was out there on the 50m mark. Russell replied "well you'd better bring him in then, I'm throwing shotput today." Russells two gold medals are outstanding achievements, as he returned to good form this year after a few years throwing below his best.


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