About the author: Richard Nicholson
Australian Institute of Sport
Richard Nicholson is a Paralympic powerlifting and athletics competitor and has competed at five successive Paralympic Games from the 1996 to 2012 Summer Paralympics. At the 2000 Games, he won a silver medal in the powerlifting Men’s Up to 60 kg event. In athletics, at the 2004 Athens Paralympics he won a silver medal in the Men’s 4 × 100 m T53–54 event and at the 2012 London Paralympics a bronze medal in the Men’s 4 × 400 m T53–54 event. He is current Adviser to Athlete Pathways and Development at the Australian Institute of Sport.
Richard Nicholson has experienced first hand the evolution of the Paralympics, and with it, the shift in perception of disabilities and para-athletes. This is his story and a great insight into the Paralympic Games. Continue Reading How the Paralympics changed my life
In this unique episode we get behind the wheel of elite wheelchair athlete Richard Nicholson who gives us a tactical analysis of the a 1500 metre qualifier for the World Championships. Continue Reading Getting behind the wheel of a wheelchair race