Following on from the Rio Olympics, the Paralympics are underway, where Australia continues to be represented so well by our hard working and dedicated athletes.
The games were off to an outstanding start, with swimmer Lakeisha Patterson winning Australia’s first gold medal in the 400m freestyle, and since, the Australian Paralympic swim team have won a total of 18 medals, including four gold, seven silver and seven bronze, with 61 personal bests for the athletes so far. Mrs Rinehart and the entire HPPL group staff send their warmest congratulations, and wish the Aussie team all the best.
The swimming and rowing team continue to represent Australia so well, and all from the Hancock Prospecting group, the Georgina Hope Foundation and patron Mrs. Gina Rinehart are proud to support our country’s athletes and wish the teams all the best for the remainder of the games.
Congratulations to our paralympians who finished the games with an outstanding result. Our swimmers finished with a total of 29 medals, made up of 9 gold, 10 silver and 10 bronze, and 3 world records! Special congratulations to our world record holders, Lakeisha Paterson for the 400m freestyle, Maddison Elliot for the S8 50m freestyle and the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay team. Another congratulations to Erik Horrie, who was our silver medalist in the AS men’s single sculls. Go Australia!