In Kiwi Heroes news: “Rebecca Dubber, 19, and Cameron Leslie, 22, are two hot favourites to win medals for New Zealand at the Paralympic Games, which start at the end of the month. Dubber was born with a rare spinal condition similar to spina bifida, Leslie with a quadruple limb deficiency.
They depart in 10 days for London to represent New Zealand in swimming at the Paralympics. Leslie was also on the Wheelblacks team who failed to qualify due to a controversial reclassification.
Much is expected of the boy from Whangarei, who won gold at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing, setting a world record for the men’s 150m individual medley.
Paralympics director of swimming Malcolm Humm said Leslie is on track to repeat his performance. “Cameron was a gold-medal winner in Beijing and since then, broke his own world record. He’s favoured to win gold again in London,” he said.” More at the winning strut.
Good luck. & Represent! :)
[Words Rachel Glucina, The Diary, New Zealand Herald, Friday August 3rd 2012, p. A22].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.8.12~