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Swimmer with Down Syndrome “on a mission” to level the playing field

Olivia Hargroder

WINNING gold at the Paralympic Games would mean more to teenager Olivia Hargroder if athletes with Down Syndrome could compete in their own category. The 17-year-old Scarborough Southern Cross Catholic College student and competitive swimmer is one of more than 3300 supporters of an international petition to open a new category at the Paralympics. The Paralympics divides athletes into three ... Read More »

Golden streak for St Columban’s Caboolture

lakeisha patterson

THE Olympic movement has reached deep into Caboolture this school term, throwing up two gold medallists in Rio. A few weeks back, St Columban’s College roared as former student Evania Pelite scored a try in Australia’s triumph over New Zealand in the women’s rugby gold-medal game in Rio. The school cheered again last week as Year 12 student Lakeisha Patterson ... Read More »

ACU student Mack Horton leads Olympic gold rush

AUSTRALIAN Catholic University business student Mack Horton won Australia’s first gold medal of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Horton took out the 400m men’s freestyle swimming final in the early hours of last Sunday. He held off defending Olympic champion Sun Yang, from China, to become the sixth Australian to win gold in the 400m freestyle, joining the likes of ... Read More »

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