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Paralympic Gold Medalist Richard Colman

Paralympic gold medalist Richard Colman AM joins the Hustle & Motivate podcast, presented by Joker Mag, the home of the underdog
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Richard Colman AM is a Paralympic athlete who represented Australia in four Paralympics. Richard was born with spina bifida, the second most common disability in the world behind cerebral palsy.

Competing primarily in category T53 sprint events, Richard has won multiple gold medals and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2014.

He is also the first person in a wheelchair to complete the Death Road in Bolivia.

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Show Notes

[1:57] The advantages of disability

[5:12] Winning gold at his first Paralympics

[10:06] Becoming the first person in a wheelchair to complete the Death Road in Bolivia

[14:19] Bouncing back from failure & advice for others

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