With three Paralympic campaigns under his belt, 26-year-old Brenden Hall is already a seasoned veteran.
Brenden first experienced the buzz of a Paralympic Games in 2008. Although he was the second youngest athlete on the Australian Paralympic Team, Brenden broke a Paralympic record in the men’s 400m freestyle S9 and placed fifth in the hotly contested final, which also featured Australia’s most prolific gold medallist in Matthew Cowdrey.
But it was another four years before Brenden really came of age. The freestyle expert hit his peak at just the right time to win a gold medal in the men’s 400m freestyle S9 at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. He also won a gold and bronze medal as a member of the men’s 4x100m freestyle 34 Points and men’s 4x100m medley 34 Points relay teams.
Two decades have now passed since Brenden lost his right leg to chicken pox in 1999. …Read More