First athletes named on Australian Paralympic Team for Tokyo

Posted on September 7, 2020 by

Two athletes from the NSW Institute of Sport have been selected in the team to represent Australia at next year’s Paralympic Games in Toyko.

Wheelchair track & road athletes Madison De Rozario and Rheed McCracken were today named among the 10 athletics athletes selected for the delayed Tokyo Paralympics.

“Australian Para-athletics has always made us very proud,” Australian Team Chef de Mission Kate McLoughlin said.

“They’ve always been one of the bigger teams and always been quite successful. But I think what we’re seeing now is a maturity coming through in this next batch. The baton has well and truly been passed and the next generation is building momentum. It’s a really exciting new phase.

“Being able to announce this mix of experienced Paralympians, with so many medals between them, along with some exciting newcomers is a really important moment for us.

“These athletes have certainly earned their spots. They’ve achieved an automatic qualification through their results at the 2019 World Para-Athletics Championships.

“It’s hugely significant to finally be able to announce the first group of athletes on the 2020 Team. The last six months have been challenging for everybody. We now have 12 months to go and have a fantastic piece of good news to focus on.”

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