Every day millions of young Australians dream of representing their country. Two days after Tamsin Colley turned 14, she did just that.
There was a time when Tamsin did not think she would be going to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, but in a happy twist of fate, when the International Paralympic Committee voted to ban the Russian Paralympic Team from the Games, there was room for four more on the Australian Para-athletics team, and Tamsin was their girl.
In Rio, Tamsin contested the women’s 200m T36. She featured in the second heat alongside Shi Yiting (CHN) and Jeon Min-jae (KOR), who would go onto win the gold and silver medal, and was running well, but in a devastating turn of events, tripped on the home straight. She found her feet but was unable to make up crucial seconds and finished in last place.
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