Robyn Lambird Is the First Trans Athlete to Medal at the Paralympics
Pride.com has reported that Australian athlete Robyn Lambird made history over the weekend by earning the bronze medal in the women’s 100-meter T34 wheelchair sprint at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. This marks the first time an out trans athlete has medaled at the Paralympics, and they’re only the second trans and non-binary person in history to medal at either the Olympics or Paralympics. (The first was Quinn, who took home the gold for Canada in Olympic women’s soccer at this year’s games.) For Lambird, who finished just behind Hannah Cockroft and Kare Adenegan of Great Britain, it was the culmination of a lot of hard work, training, and dreaming. They said, “It is my first (Paralympic) Games, it’s been almost a 10-year dream to be here and to win a medal among the best in the world… it’s awesome. I just want to show all the kids out there – with disabilities or not – if you have a dream, chase it... There’s always a way, and you can find it.”
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