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February 20, 2013

Australian Governor-General visits Wagga Wagga

Australian Governor-General visits Wagga Wagga

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Quentin Bryce speaks with SES Murrumbidgee controller, James McTavish and the Mayor of Wagga Wagga, Rod Kendall.
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Quentin Bryce speaks with SES volunteers.
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Quentin Bryce speaks with VRA volunteers.
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Quentin Bryce and the Mayor of Wagga Wagga, Rod Kendall at Wagga Beach.
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Quentin Bryce, with the Team Navy and the “50 Shades of Grey” gumi.
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Quentin Bryce views the gumi’s with event organiser and South Wagga Apex volunteer, Glenn Maslin.
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Quentin Bryce speaks with the General Manager of the Wagga Wagga City Council, Phil Pinyon and the Mayor of Wagga Wagga Rod Kendall.
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Quentin Bryce speaks with spectators at Cabarita Park during the 2013 Gumi Race.
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Quentin Bryce and her husband, Michael Bryce.
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Quentin Bryce, addressing the media.
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Wagga Wagga, New South Wales — Sunday, Governor-General of Australia, Quentin Bryce and her husband, Michael Bryce, visited the city of Wagga Wagga to launch the Junior Teams event and present the awards to the winners at the 2013 Allen’s Coaches World Championship Gumi, meet the North Wagga Wagga residents who were affected by the March 2012 floods and meet a small group of volunteers from the NSW RFS, SES and the VRA at a community barbecue at Wagga Beach.

After the Gumi presentations, Governor-General Bryce addressed the media about the Gumi, stating that “It’s so quirky and I love the way it brings this community together, this community that’s known for its fantastic spirit.” She also commented on the floods which affected the suburb of North Wagga in March 2012. Bryce stated that “A very special thing for me was being at North Wagga Wagga this morning, to see people again whom I meet almost a year ago after the devastation of the floods in that part of the city, […] So many people have a long way to recover but their spirit, resilience, courage and determination, what they’ve been though, is a source for inspiration to all of us.”



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December 21, 2012

Wikinews interviews United States disability skier Jasmin Bambur

Wikinews interviews United States disability skier Jasmin Bambur

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Wikinews reporter LauraHale interviews United States Paralympic skier Jasmin Bambur

Recently, Wikinews spent time with with United States Paralympic skier Jasmin Bambur who was at Copper Mountain, Colorado for the IPC Nor-Am Cup.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWikinewsWikinews waves Right.png We’re interviewing Jasmin Bambur. He is a guy. He’s from Serbia, right?

Jasmin Bambur: Yes, ma’am, I am from Serbia but I race for US Paralympic.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png How did a Serb end up racing for the USA?

Jasmin Bambur: It’s very simple. You just get married to a fine American lady and she give you citizenship and you ski fast and you get on the team. That’s very simple.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Why do the Australians love you so?

Jasmin Bambur: We’re a very small community, as ski racers, and we’re always great friends. So we kind of hang out together and help each other out. And then in the end, depends who wins, either hate them or love them.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png They said you’re some sort of professional racquetball player or something?

Jasmin Bambur: It’s actually team handball. It’s a sport [where] you have seven players like rugby. And yes, I played it professionally until I was 18 in Europe. And when war started in Kosovo, I moved to the United States and that’s how I end up here.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png You weren’t always a sit skier?

Jasmin Bambur: I am a sit skier now but actually the reason I am a sit skier is I had a car accident in 2000. I fell asleep driving. Driving and sleeping don’t go together. I don’t know why.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Yeah, that’s a difficult lesson to learn. So how have you been doing at this event?

Jasmin Bambur: Skiing? I’ve been skiing for about ten years, racing about four. And so far it’s going great.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png You won a medal, at this thing, right? One of these days?

Jasmin Bambur: I won two medals in Super G, two third places, and yesterday I got second place in slalom.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png And what’s your favourite one?

Jasmin Bambur: Favourite is Super G.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Because you go fast?

Jasmin Bambur: Yes, fast and very little turning. So that’s my pick[?].

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Thank you very, very much.

Jasmin Bambur: No problem.

Jasmin Bambur at Solitude Station on Copper Mountain.
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Jasmin Bambur competing in the Super G during the 2012 IPC Nor Am Cup at Copper Mountain, Colorado.
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December 20, 2012

Wikinews interviews Canadian Paralympic skier Vanessa Knight

Wikinews interviews Canadian Paralympic skier Vanessa Knight

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wikinews reporter LauraHale interviews Canadian Paralympic skier Vanessa Knight

Recently, Wikinews spent time with with Canadian Paralympic skier Vanessa Knight who was at Copper Mountain, Colorado for the IPC Nor-Am Cup.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWikinewsWikinews waves Right.png We’re interviewing Vanessa Knight, who’s from Canada.

Vanessa Knight: That’s right!

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png And what kind of skier are you?

Vanessa Knight: I am a disabled racer. I have a left arm amputation and I’m a speed skier.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png So you’re one of the standing skiers.

Vanessa Knight: Yes.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png I’ve been asking a lot of Paralympic disability skiers, what is the craziest skier of the slope? The standing ones, the blind ones, or the mono skiers?

Vanessa Knight: Oh my God, the blind ones for sure. I couldn’t imagine throwing myself down a hill without seeing anything. Especially the B1s. They have duct tape on their goggles.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Where from Canada are you from?

Vanessa Knight: I’m from Quebec. Montreal.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png And how long have you been skiing?

Vanessa Knight: I’ve just entered my fourth year.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png And are you going to Sochi?

Vanessa Knight: I hope so!

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Are you going to beat… oh! Australia doesn’t have any skiers for you to beat. Do you think the level of competition for women’s disability skiing is high enough to give the sport a future?

Vanessa Knight: I think the level of competition is high enough, yes. But I still think we need more racers and people to get involved and really promote the sport, because, I mean, the more the merrier, right?

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Why are there so many men in skiing compared to women?

Vanessa Knight: I guess some girls are just scared and they don’t want to throw themselves out there. But I’m not like that and neither are the rest of the girls here. They’re not afraid to throw themselves down a hill and go fast.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Do you think skiers are some of the craziest Paralympic athletes?

Vanessa Knight: Oh definitely.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Is there anything you want to say about disability skiing in Canada that people in Australia or the world should know?

Vanessa Knight: Pretty much to say: It’s really cold in Canada. And we love it!

Vanessa Knight at Solitude Station on Copper Mountain.
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Vanessa Knight competing in the Super G during the second day of the 2012 IPC Nor Am Cup at Copper Mountain, Colorado.
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December 19, 2012

Wikinews interviews Chilean Paralympic skier Jorge Migueles

Wikinews interviews Chilean Paralympic skier Jorge Migueles

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wikinews reporter LauraHale interviews Chilean Paralympic skier Jorge Migueles

Recently, Wikinews spent time with with Chilean Paralympic skier Jorge Migueles who was in Copper Mountain, Colorado for the IPC Nor-Am Cup.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWikinewsWikinews waves Right.png I’m interviewing Jorge Migueles, he is here from Chile. And you’re from Santiago.

Jorge Migueles: Yes, from Santiago.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png What you’re what classification?

Jorge Migueles: LW4, I have a prosthetic I ski with, special for skiing, I have an amputation below the knee.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png When people think of skiing, they don’t automatically think Chile as a great place for skiers, and developing skiers. How did the skier [Jorge Migueles] from Chile become a skier?

Jorge Migueles: Yes it is a good place because all the big teams — USA, Austria, Canada — go for training there and they go […] in September because the snow is very hard for training, very icy, and it is very close to Santiago, to the airport, it is more easy for the logistics for the team.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png I take it that you really like skiing?

Jorge Migueles: Yeah.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Do you do any other sports?

Jorge Migueles: Yes, I competed in triathlon, but only for a hobby. I got training in Santiago before to come here, to ski[?] here and one, two months in Europe.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png So the triathlon helps you with your skiing?

Jorge Migueles: Yeah.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png I take it your taking to go to Sochi?

Jorge Migueles: Yeah, I try.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Has your country [Chile] won any Paralympic medals in the winter games?

Jorge Migueles: No, never, neither[?] olympic nor paralympic.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png So you want to be the first winter Paralympian medal from your country?

Jorge Migueles: I try that. Very difficult.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Do you get government support for the winter Paralympic side?

Jorge Migueles: Not yet, but I try and get support from the government because in Chile all the sport in the summer in Santiago 2014 is all the sport in the summer is all they reimburse[?], the monies go there, in the winter it’s more difficult. But I try that.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Is winter sport popular in Chile?

Jorge Migueles: Yeah, it’s popular, but it’s very expensive to practice skiing or snowboard.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png The only other major news story that people know about in Chile is the earthquake, that didn’t impact you that much you at all?

Jorge Migueles: Yes, a lot, because when […] had to stay here in United States training, and seeing in the news the earthquake, was very hard.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png And your family and everything was okay, with that?

Jorge Migueles: Yes, they’re okay.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Is there anything people who know nothing about Paralympic sport in Chile should know?

Jorge Migueles: In London, in the past Olympic Game, one person with disability […], he won gold medal in London. […] He was the first Paralympic to win a medal in the history of Chile. And now the people know this movement [The Paralympics].

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png That’s very cool. Okay. Thank you very, very much.

Jorge Migueles: Thank you.

Jorge Migueles at Solitude Station on Copper Mountain
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Jorge Migueles competing on the last day of the IPC Nor-Am Cup
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Wikinews interviews New Zealand Paralympic skier Adam Hall

Wikinews interviews New Zealand Paralympic skier Adam Hall

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wikinews reporter LauraHale interviews New Zealand Paralympic skier Adam Hall

Recently, Wikinews spent time with with New Zealand Paralympic skier Adam Hall who was at Copper Mountain, Colorado for the IPC Nor-Am Cup.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWikinewsWikinews waves Right.png We’re interviewing famous Kiwi Paralympic legend Adam Hall, Paralympic skier. What classification are you?

Adam Hall: An LW1.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png LW1. So you are a standing skier?

Adam Hall: Stand up skier.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png And how does a Kiwi end up skiing? Because it’s not known as the world’s greatest country for skiing.

Adam Hall: Oh, actually we have quite a lot of good resources down in New Zealand for skiing and a lot of world class athletes and countries from all over the world come down to New Zealand and train during the off season. So, actually, kind of world-renowned for skiing.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png New Zealand’s had a couple of really famous skiers compared to their neighbour [Australia], right?

Adam Hall: Yeah I guess so. Especially in the able bodied world. Back in the early 90s we had some good success at the Olympic medal.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png You’re the most decorated New Zealand Paralympian on the winter side?

Adam Hall: Uh, no, not yet. We’ve also had a very successful Winter Paralympics ski racing team also in the 90s as well and also in the 80s as well when Paralympic skiing first evolved. We have had quite a successful team over the years, and we try to continue that[?].

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Are you from the South Island?

Adam Hall: From the South Island.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png So you ski in Otago?

Adam Hall: Yeah, I am from Otago and I train out of Wanaka.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png After the Summer Olympics, your government had all sorts of budget issues. Has that impacted the Paralympic stuff on the winter side or in general, or is it just the Olympics where they are like “we don’t want to fund everything”?

Adam Hall: I’d much rather stay out of all that political side of things, and I don’t really know much about it…

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png They are giving you money to ski?

Adam Hall: Based on your results you’re pretty well supported, and you have to obviously show your results to get the kind of resources and help. If you’re successful you’re lucky enough to get world class resources to help you along.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Do you think you’re better resourced than, say, the Americans?

Adam Hall: It’s hard to say what each country gets, but I’m really happy and definitely privileged to have the support that I have behind me.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Are you going to go to Sochi?

Adam Hall: Definitely, yeah. That what my eyes are set on at the moment and it’s for Sochi in 2014.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Have you qualified points-wise points already?

Adam Hall: Yeah, right now I have the qualifications and [?] points to qualify for the games.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png What’s your favourite skiing events?

Adam Hall: Slalom and Super G, and the two combined.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png It’s because you like to go fast?

Adam Hall: I like to go fast and I like the technical things as well.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Anything that people should know about disability sport in New Zealand?

Adam Hall: No, not really, the whole disability world, world-wide, is moving in a positive way and continues to when you look back in previous years with people with disabilities were kind of classed as second-hand[?] citizens and it is moving in a positive way and continues to.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Okay, cool. Thank you very much.

Adam Hall at Solitude Station on Copper Mountain
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The competition board following the first run of the slalom earlier today on Copper Mountain on the final day of the IPC Nor-Am Cup. Hall is number 40.
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December 17, 2012

Wikinews interviews Australian disability standing skier Jonty O\’Callaghan

Wikinews interviews Australian disability standing skier Jonty O’Callaghan

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Wikinews reporter LauraHale interviews Australian Paralympic skier Jonty O’Callaghan

Recently, Wikinews spent time with with Australian Paralympic skier Jonty O’Clallaghan who was in Copper Mountain, Colorado for the IPC Nor-Am Cup.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWikinewsWikinews waves Right.png I’m interviewing Jonty O’Callaghan, one of the Australian skiers with the IPC [International Paralympic Committee] Nor-Am Cup, and you’re a fifteen-year-old?

Jonty O’Callaghan: Yup. Yeah, I’ve been skiing since I was about ten and I really enjoy racing.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png I talked to your father, he said you’re kind of thinking Sochi?

Jonty O’Callaghan: It’s the matter of if I qualify by getting enough good races and points.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png How do you balance skiing with doing school?

Jonty O’Callaghan: Over the past few years in Australia I’ve been doing full time in tenth grade in the Australian winter, which means the school at the mountain brings up my work from my home school in Melbourne to do up at the mountain when I’m not skiing.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Since you’re not on the development team, do you get enough support or your parents are supporting this?

Jonty O’Callaghan: Yeah, my parents support me all the way. I’ve never doubted their support always though the journeys and I [thank them] for their support throughout and continuing through my journeys.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png What classification are you?

Jonty O’Callaghan: I am LW9-1.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png What does that mean for people who know nothing about classification?

Jonty O’Callaghan: I basically have a disability on the right side of my body.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Yep.

Jonty O’Callaghan: which weakens two of my limbs and which means I favor my left side a lot more.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Did you have that from birth?

Jonty O’Callaghan: Yeah, it was caused by premature birth.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Do you do any other sports anything other than skiing or are you one of those Australian ski bunnies?

Jonty O’Callaghan: I’ve done a lot of sports doing my journey, I’ve always played cricket, Australian football, played a little tennis, and I like golf too as a hobby.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Are you going to and be one of those dual Paralympians for Winter and Summer?

Jonty O’Callaghan: No, because I don’t think any other sports I like are in the Summer Olympics. I think I’ll pursue them after I finished my skiing career, because cricket you can do when you’re much older.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Is there anything else people should know about you?

Jonty O’Callaghan: Yeah, I’m just looking forward to the future and hoping for the best and maybe some medals.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Okay cool, thank you very much.

Jonty O’Callaghan at Solitude Station on Copper Mountain
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Jonty O’Callaghan at an awards ceremony IPC Nor-Am Cup
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Jonty O’Callaghan competing in the slalom during the last day of the IPC Nor-Am Cup
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Australian Paralympic skier Jonty O’Callaghan in his first run earlier today
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December 15, 2012

Wikinews interviews Australian sit skier Victoria Pendergast

Wikinews interviews Australian sit skier Victoria Pendergast

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Wikinews reporter LauraHale interviews Australian Paralympic skier Victoria Pendergast

Yesterday, Wikinews spent time with with Australian Paralympic skier Victoria Pendergast who was in Copper Mountain, Colorado for this week’s IPC Nor-Am Cup.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWikinewsWikinews waves Right.png I’m interviewing Victoria Pendergast who is an Australian female sit skier on the development team.

Victoria Pendergast: Yer, that’s right.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWikinewsWikinews waves Right.png How have you been doing here [Copper Mountain] so far?

Victoria Pendergast: Yer, its been alright. Like some races not so good, other races I was pretty happy with the results. We’ve got Winter Park to look forward to, so bit of a warm-up, but, trying to get results.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWikinewsWikinews waves Right.png Before this [skiing] the other sport you’ve done is athletics? You competed at that for the games or was that somebody else?

Victoria Pendergast: No, that was me. I did it for the school, did shot put and did swimming for a bit.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWikinewsWikinews waves Right.png Why would someone switch from athletics to be a crazy mono skier?

Victoria Pendergast: It was a bit of a crazy sort of events kinda went here with my family and then one thing lead to another and like wanted to give sit skiing a go.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWikinewsWikinews waves Right.png Australia doesn’t have many female sit skiers, are you shooting for Sochi?

Victoria Pendergast: It would be nice to get it. It’d be a bit hard to get points to get into it but, you know, if I can get the points to get into Sochi, I’ve got some […].

Wikinews waves Left.pngWikinewsWikinews waves Right.png Cool. Thank you very much.

Victoria Pendergast at Solitude Station on Copper Mountain
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Victoria Pendergast competing in the Super G during the second day of the IPC Nor-Am Cup
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The competition board following the first run of the slalom earlier the day of the interview on Copper Mountain on the final day of the IPC Nor-Am Cup. Victoria is number 26.
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Wikinews interviews Australian sit skier Lincoln Budge

Wikinews interviews Australian sit skier Lincoln Budge

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Wikinews reporter LauraHale interviews Australian Paralympic skier Lincoln Budge

Recently, Wikinews spent time with with Australian Paralympic skier Lincoln Budge who was in Copper Mountain, Colorado for this week’s IPC Nor-Am Cup.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWikinewsWikinews waves Right.png I’m interviewing Lincoln Budge, one of Australia’s development team skiers, who is here at the IPC [International Paralympic Committee] Nor-Am Cup and you’re not skiing today?

Lincoln Budge: Well I skied first run.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Ooh, a DNF [Did not finish].

Lincoln Budge: DNF, so nothing else for the rest of the afternoon now.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png So how have you preformed in the past days?

Lincoln Budge: I’ve done pretty well in the previous days. I’ve finished every race till now which has been good, I’ve improved my points on what I’ve had previously, so I’m progressing slowly and, yeah, it’s good.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png What classification are you?

Lincoln Budge: LW11.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Are you shooting for Sochi or are you just kind of developing now with the idea of the next one [Winter Paralympics] in 2018?

Lincoln Budge: I’d like to go to Sochi, but realistically it’s probably not going to happen, I’ve only been skiing for three years, so. Yeah.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png And you’re from some town that’s really hard to pronounce in Australia.

Lincoln Budge: Yes, Yackandandah.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png What state is this in?

Lincoln Budge: Victoria, north east Victoria

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png So Victoria is the state that produces all the great Australian skiers?

Lincoln Budge: Correct, Victoria is the state to be in.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png How long have you been in the development team?

Lincoln Budge: Been skiing for almost three years now.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png On the development team or just period?

Lincoln Budge: Period but I pretty much got onto the development team […] days in[?], so all my skiing has been with the team.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png You never considered doing the nordic skiing?

Lincoln Budge: No way. [laughs] That’s way too much dedication.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Where do you like to ski and which, like Super G, Slalom, is your favourite?

Lincoln Budge: Down hill would be the one I’ve enjoyed most so far. It’s fast, obviously, a speed event, and the whole build-up to it, ‘s really fun and I enjoy the speed events.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Where do you like to ski? Are you one of these people likes to come to the US, or do you think Victoria’s got the best ski fields in the world?

Lincoln Budge: US is pretty good, I’ve sort of skied quite a few hills. I’ve based somewhere different each year so far. […] I don’t really have a preferred one.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Considering how expensive skiing is, do you think you’re getting adequate support from everyone to enable you to continue your ski career?

Lincoln Budge: Yeah, at the moment I’m getting good support from the team and everyone, which is really good and hopefully financially I can keep doing it into the future.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png As someone watching skiing: can you throw your monoski over your shoulder and transport it that way?

Lincoln Budge: I can if I want to but I’ve got a set of wheels that I clip the rig into so I can push it around more easily than putting it on me shoulder. I cart skis[?] around on my shoulder, but I’ve got a set of wheels, just to make it easier.

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.png Ok, thank you very very much.

Lincoln Budge at Solitude Station on Copper Mountain
Image: Bidgee.

Lincoln Budge competing in the Super G during the first day of the IPC Nor-Am Cup
Image: Bidgee.

Lincoln Budge competing in the Super G during the second day of the IPC Nor-Am Cup
Image: Bidgee.

Lincoln Budge competing in the slalom during the first day of the IPC Nor-Am Cup
Image: LauraHale.



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December 14, 2012

Wikinews interviews Australian disability standing skier Jonty O\’Clallaghan

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Wikinews reporter LauraHale interviews Australian Paralympic skier Jonty O’Clallaghan

Recently, Wikinews spent time with with Australian Paralympic skier Jonty O’Clallaghan who was in Copper Mountain, Colorado for this week’s IPC Nor-Am Cup.

Australian Paralympic skier Jonty O’Clallaghan in his first run earlier today
Image: LauraHale.



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Wikinews interviews United States Paralympic skier Andrew Kurka

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Recently, Wikinews spent time with with United States Paralympic skier Andrew Kurka, who was in Copper Mountain, Colorado for the IPC Nor-Am Cup.

Wikinews reporter LauraHale interviews New Zealand Paralympic skier Andrew Kurka



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