This weeks athlete spotlight is on two time Paralympic medallist Bridie Kean. Bridie won a bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing and a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London. Bridie spent many hours in the Acceleration gym perfecting her posture and stability in order to achieve the control needed to play at the highest level.
Sport: Wheelchair Basketball
Team: Australian Gliders (captain)
Coach: Brett Robertson
Bridie’s Comment: “Training with Brett provided me excellent support in the lead up to our qualification event. Brett’s attention to detail and ability to think outside the box challenged me and enabled me to make physical gains in the lead up to Thailand.
“It was a great feeling to go into a tournament confident in my preparation and training. There had been things that I thought I would never be able to do (i.e chin ups) that we made happen in the gym over regular training. The changes made physically in the gym, transferred into confidence that I was prepared for Thailand and that was a pretty great feeling. I will be taking that into the World Championship campaign”
Read more about Bridie here