NSWIS News

Fearnley leads Paralympic selections
June 6, 2012

Seven NSWIS athletes have been selected on the Australian Paralympic team to contest the 2012 London Paralympic Games beginning in August this year.

Two time Paralympic marathon gold medallist Kurt Fearnley leads selections in the wheelchair track & road events, with his focus being a third Paralympic marathon gold in London.

Joining Fearnley in the wheelchair track & road events are Beijing silver medallists Angela Ballard and Christie Dawes, Sydney and Athens silver medallist Richard Nicholson, and Games debutant Kristy Pond.

The track & field selections are headlined by jumper, thrower and runner Georgia Beikoff, along with long jumper Stephanie Schweitzer.

A further seven athletes are still being considered for nomination to the team, with the Paralympic Games kicking off on August 29th.

By NSWIS News
News Archive
News Latest
Hughes claims X Games gold
NSWIS snowboarder Jarryd Hughes has claimed one of the most significant wins of his career with gold in the men's snowboard cross at the 2016 Winter X Games in the USA. More...
Graham fifth in Canada
Freestyle moguls skier Matt Graham extended his excellent form on the slopes with a fifth place finish at the Calgary World Cup over the weekend. More...
Sailors win silver in Miami
Paralympic sailor Jonathan Harris added another medal to his swag following a second place finish in the sonar class at the Sailing World Cup in the USA. More...
Mitcham announces retirement
NSWIS diver Matthew Mitcham has today announced his immediate retirement from diving after a stellar career that included Olympic gold. More...