Belief proved key for Vanessa Low's return to athletics and eventual gold medals

Isobel Cootes
By Isobel Cootes
Updated September 3 2021 - 9:06am, first published 8:30am
Canberra's Vanessa Low, pictured alongside second and third place, took out the T63 long jump on Thursday night in Tokyo. Picture: Getty

Dual-gold medallist Vanessa Low almost never reached the podium in Tokyo, after stepping away from athletics in 2012 before staging her comeback, and she says it came down to belief.


Isobel Cootes

Isobel Cootes


Sports reporter at The Canberra Times. A Novocastrian with a passion for football (or soccer as they call it in the capital) via The Examiner and The Port Lincoln Times.

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