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Athletes praise Australian Government’s historic investment in sport

Athletes praise Australian Government’s historic investment in sport

Sprinter Chad Perris, who will compete at his third Paralympics in Paris, said the para sport funding is particularly encouraging just weeks out from the Games.

“It’s incredible. On the eve of Paris 2024, having the support is something we’re really excited about,” Perris said.

“It’s a small step to having complete equality and funding for para-athletes and able-body athletes and Olympians and Paralympians alike.”

And while she may be cheering from the sidelines this year after calling time on her incredible swimming career, Campbell agrees that the announcement’s timing is perfect.

“As we head towards the Paris Olympics and Paralympics, the athletes who are preparing know that they have not only have the support of the nation, but the backing and the funding from the government as well,” Campbell added.

“Hopefully that will inspire them to put in their best performances over in Paris.”