Raised in the country NSW town of Temora, sports-mad Scott Reardon was rising through the ranks of able-bodied water skiing when he caught his shoelace in the power take-off shaft of a tractor, severing his right leg through the knee.
Eager to return to the water, Scott relearned how to walk in just one week, and went on to represent Australia three times at the Water Skiing World Championships, where he won the world title twice.
After watching the Australian Paralympic Team compete at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, Scott was motivated to pursue a career in Para-athletics. He relocated to Canberra in 2009, where he trained under world-renowned coach Iryna Dvoskina and alongside Para-sprint champions Heath Francis and Evan O’Hanlon, before long developing into a world-class athlete.
Less than a year after joining the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) program, Scott achieved a podium finish at the National …Read More