Paralympians look ahead one year out from Tokyo

Posted on August 24, 2020 by

Today marks one year to go until the delayed Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games get underway, and athletes from the NSW Institute of Sport are staying motivated for the year ahead.

Athletes are still gunning for selection to put on the green & gold and represent Australia in Tokyo next year.

Co-Captain of the Australian Paralympic Team, wheelchair rugby player Ryley Batt, spoke of the resilience of para athletes, who are faced with a one year delay on the Paralympics.


Ryley Batt (Wheelchair Rugby)

“As Paralympians we are resilient and used to overcoming obstacles. The Games being delayed is just a small bump in all of our journeys. With one year to go we are all pushing harder than ever to show our nation our determination. We will be stronger and better!”

Madison De Rozario (Athletics – Wheelchair Track & Road)

“The Paralympic Games are the pinnacle event. It doesn’t matter where it is in the calendar. everything that was driving me for Tokyo 2020 will be driving me over the next 12 months for Tokyo 2021.”


Erik Horrie (Rowing)

“I find it very easy to keep motivated when I love what I do and knowing at the end of the day all the hard work will pay off when I get to put on the green & gold.”

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