5 steps to create the perfect athlete smoothie

Smoothies are a great way to add extra energy and nutrients, and can to be used as a post-training snack, light snack between meals or as a meal on the go. Adding different elements will help you cover all the macro and micronutrient needs.

Two medals in two days for Paralympian Mel Perrine

Two Paralympic bronze in two days – Melissa Perrine is becoming a medal factory for the Australian Paralympic Team at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games. She has single-handedly increased Australia’s medal tally by two-thirds with her efforts over 24 hours.

9 options for a Pre-Training Carbohydrate Boost

When you are training hard the preferred energy source for short burst, high intensity activity and fast energy is carbohydrates. If you are low in energy going into training either at an early session first thing in the morning, at the end of an active day or if you are facing a back to back training session then you might need a bit of boost in carbohydrates to make the right energy accessible and easy to access so your body can perform and you can push yourself to make the session worthwhile.

Badenhorst not budging despite double Games blow

She was the best snowboarder for the 2017/18 IPC World Cup season, so Joany Badenhorst is not going to budge from her new duties as chief cheerleader following the devastating leg injury that closed the competition door for her at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. Badenhorst won an IPC Crystal Globe in February for banked slalom and sealed the overall Globe too, signifying she was the best performed athlete over the World Cup season just ended.

Paralympics to begin in PyeongChang

The PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games will begin in South Korea tomorrow night and the stage is set for a huge Australian performance. A total of 15 athletes will compete for the Australian Paralympic Team, with Co-Captain Joany Badenhorst a medal chance in the Snowboard Banked Slalom following her recent success on the World Cup circuit.


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Tiffany Thomas-Kane OAM won a gold and three bronze medals in the swimming pool at the Rio Paralympics in 2016. Thomas-Kane also received the Order of Australia in 2017 for her outstanding achievement at the age of just 15.

  • Sport Swimming
  • Age 16
  • Career Highlights Gold at the Paralympic Games
  • Proudest Moment My proudest moment was definitely winning gold at the Paralympic games. I had been my dream my whole life and it finally came true.
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