Richard Colman has always aspired to do his best in everything he pursues. As it happens, his best is world-beating, with the track specialist spearheading the Australian athletics team for over a decade.
The Norwegian-born athlete made his Paralympic debut in Athens, where he won a gold and silver medal in the 800m and 4x100m relay, and set a new Games record in the 800m – achievements which saw him rise to the number one world ranking.
Richard competed in five events at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, and won medals in the 200m and 400m. Although his performance at these Games did not top the gold he won in Athens, Richard says that competing in front of the huge crowds in Beijing remains one of the highlights of his career.
Ahead of London 2012, Richard won gold in the 800m and silver in the 400m at the 2011 …Read More