Introductions 2018-01-12T18:39:27+00:00

Introductions

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Born without the lower half of his left leg proved no obstacle for our speaker who went on to compete at an elite level of sport for over 20 years competing in 3 Paralympic Games, 4 World Championships and 1 Commonwealth Games.

But his story isn’t just about sport. Father of 4, Team manager of the Australian athletics team in London 2012, author of the book One Foot on the Podium and most recently he successfully tackled the Kokoda Track. He certainly lives up to his motto of “having a crack”.

Please welcome…… Don Elgin

Born without the lower half of his left leg, our speaker was raised in Tocumwal in country NSW where he developed an early passion for sport in his childhood.

That passion evolved into spending over twenty years in elite sport, with 3 Paralympic Games, 4 World Championships, and most recently 1 Commonwealth games when he came out of retirement at 38 to compete and finish in the finals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

He was team manager for the Australian Athletics team at the 2012 London Paralympic Games and he released his book, One Foot on the Podium in 2015.
Not one to ever sit still, he also just completed the Kokoda Track in 2016.

Ladies and Gentleman please welcome ………..Don Elgin

Born without the lower half of his left leg, Don was raised in Tocumwal in country NSW and its here where he developed an early passion for sport and that larrikin country spirit.

His passion for sport evolved into spending over twenty years at an elite level with 3 Paralympic Games and 4 World Championships.

Not satisfied with taking on one event, Don’s competed in the Pentathlon consisting of 100m, shot put, discus , 400m + long jump

Don retired from sport in 2008 but still stayed involved taking on the Team Manager role for the Australian Athletics team at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.

When one of Don’s favourite events, Discus, was added to the roster for the 2014 Commonwealth games Don knew that he just had to have a crack! He came out of retirement at age 38 to firstly qualify, then compete and finish in the finals in Glasgow.

With his sporting career now finished Don released his first book, One Foot on the Podium in 2015 and in 2016 took on the Kokoda Track.

Ladies and Gentleman please welcome ………..Don Elgin