Farewell to a championJanuary 22, 2022
Dylan Alcott OAM started his journey at the Victorian Institute of Sport as a 16-year-old wheelchair basketball player. Five Paralympic medals, 23 Grand Slam titles and a Golden Slam honour later, he leaves behind him a lasting legacy.
Champions of the World: A countdown to successSeptember 18, 2021
When the Australian Women’s Four crew crossed the finish line, Jessica Morrison was unsure if they’d done enough to hold off a fast-finishing Dutch outfit, but Lucy Stephan insisted to the crew “we’ve done it”.
Becoming Paralympic champion: Emily PetricolaSeptember 17, 2021
In 2007, following the sudden onset of numbness throughout her body, Emily Petricola was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). She was 27. Fast forward six years, Emily is a Paralympic Champion!
The marathon men: Clifford and Logan reflect on TokyoSeptember 17, 2021
Jaryd Clifford returned to Australia as a three-time Paralympic medallist, winning silver in both the T12/13 Marathon and the 5000m, and a bronze in the 1500m.
Tokyo 2020: Our Paralympians Inspired the WorldSeptember 16, 2021
Emily Petricola wins gold at her first Paralympic Games.
Unfinished businessSeptember 1, 2021
Carol Cooke AM, a three-time Paralympic gold medallist, arrived in Tokyo as the athlete to beat. For Cooke, Tokyo turned out to be a Games like no other, for many different reasons.
It’s Go Time in Tokyo: Paralympics PreviewAugust 25, 2021
After having to overcome so much adversity, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games are finally here! Our Paralympians serve to remind us that anything is possible.
Anything is possible: Amanda JenningsAugust 23, 2021
On a cold Melbourne morning in 1989, Amanda Jennings, then aged 17, stood at her school locker, bouncing from toe-to-toe in an effort to keep warm. All over the city, students were most likely mimicking her movement. It was innocent, unremarkable, but for her it would not remain so for very long. Instead, it would change her life forever, sending her down a path of despair and torture that would last for 20 years.
The brains behind the brawn: Sylvie WithersAugust 21, 2021
VIS lead sport scientist, Sylvie Withers, whose parents were Olympic rowers, was training to qualify for the Australian Rowing Team before she realised that she wouldn’t make it to the Olympics. It was then that she decided to help others achieve their Olympics aspirations.
31 Victorian Institute of Sport athletes selected for the Tokyo ParalympicsAugust 20, 2021
Given the obstacles that our Victorian Institute of Sport athletes have had to overcome simply to get to the starting line, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games are deserving of your attention for reasons far outweighing the simple desire of watching them go for gold.