Australia Pick 36 For Paralympics

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The Australian Paralympic Committee has confirmed the selection of 36 athletes to compete at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.

Announced by Chef de Mission Jason Hellwig as part of a Competition Education and Training Camp being held in Brisbane (Qld) this week, the announcement follows the approval of nominations by the Athletics Australia and the selection of these athletes by the Australian Paralympic Committee Board of Directors as set out in the Athletics Australia Nomination Criteria.

Hellwig said: The team we’ve announced today is a credit to the work of Andrew Faichney and the team at Athletics Australia, it’s arguably the strongest on record and one that we have great optimism about.

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“The Australian Paralympic Committee has done all that it can to ensure the best possible environment for athletes selected, it’s our aim to bring thirteen different sports under one team umbrella and we are on track to do that.To all those we’ve announced today I say congratulations. Your work to date has been a credit to you and your support neyworks and we are excited about how you will represent your country once we arrive in London.”

Andrew Faichney, the Paralympic Preparation Program Manager at Athletics Australia, added: “Congratulations to all the athletes selected today, you should be very proud of your achievements to date and I look forward to sharing the journey with you.

“This team is an extremely strong group and I know you will all represent your sport, and Australia, exceptionally well come the start of the Games in London.”