'I didn't earn enough': Why the Paralympic medal funding is so vital for athletes like Evan O'Hanlon

Isobel Cootes
By Isobel Cootes
Updated September 4 2021 - 6:56am, first published 6:30am
Bronze-medallist Evan O'Hanlon knows how important the Paralympic medal funding is, as he did not earn enough money from his sport to support his family and was forced to move to the Czech Republic. Picture: Getty

Seven-time Paralympic medallist Evan O'Hanlon knows how important the Tokyo medal funding is for athletes, after he was forced to move to the Czech Republic to ensure he could continue running on his $40,000 yearly income.

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Isobel Cootes

Isobel Cootes

Journalist

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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