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Paralympic Silver medalist Lauren Parker honoured at NSW Champions of Sport Ceremony

Paralympic silver medalists Lauren Parker recognised at NSW Sports Awards.

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Four-time World Paratriathlon Champion Lauren Parker was recognised for her excellence in sport once again this week at the New South Wales Champions of Sport Ceremony.

The Australian, who also won the 2020 Paralympic Silver medal and was also third at a home Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in 2018, competes in the PTWC category, which is the paratriathlon wheelchair class.

Winning the Athlete of the Year with a Disability award on Monday, the 34 year old from Belmont, New South Wales added another award to her already lengthy list of accolades.

Putting Paratriathlon on the map Down Under

Coached by Queensland Performance Centre head coach Dan Atkins, Parker had a remarkable season in 2023, winning all six of the individual events she entered, including the world title.

World Triathlon Para Cup Paris 2023 -Lauren Parker
Photo Credit: Wagner Araujo / World Triathlon

At the NSW Champions of Sport Ceremony, Parker picked up the fourth Athlete of the Year with a Disability award of her career and is now one behind wheelchair tennis great David Hall.

Next year at the Paris Paralympic Games, Parker hopes to bring home three gold medals, with the Aussie intending to compete in triathlon and also the cycling time trial and road races.

Tomos Land
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Tomos Land
Tomos Land is a triathlon & running journalist whose expertise lies in the professional world of short course & long distance triathlon, though he also boasts an extensive knowledge of ultra-running.
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