2011, English, Sound, Interview, lecture, talk
Chris Nunn interviewed by Mick Fogarty in the Australian Centre for Paralympic Studies oral history project [sound recording].
Nunn, Christopher, 1958- (Interviewee)
Chris Nunn discusses his family background and childhood; schooling; playing sports from an early age; leaving school and finding employment; coaching school children in sports; marriage and relationships; receiving a degree in Physical Education; teaching in Adelaide; competing in athletics at the Commonwealth Games (1982); the Australian Championships; the Los Angeles Olympic Games (1984); retiring from competitive sport (1989); opening a general store; working for the Australian Paralympic Committee; becoming involved in Paralympic coaching; volunteering at the Seoul Paralympic Games (1988); being the first person in the world to be paid as a professional coach of athletes with a disability; his coaching philosophies and approach; his motivation for coaching athletes with a disability.
Nunn discusses working at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS); introducing scholarships for athletes and coaches; coaching involvement and successes at Paralympic Games (1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2008, upcoming 2012) and World Championships; the integration of disabled and able-bodied athletes in AIS programs; changes in public attitudes towards people and athletes with a disability; the cost of equipment for athletes with a disability; funding; sports science programs; future trends and visions for coaching athletes with a disability; pathways for coaches and administrators; the range of disabilities represented in Paralympic Games; particular athletes with a disability and their successes; Australia's standing in world disability sport; his influence internationally in disability sport; people who have influenced him; establishing a swim school in Canberra (2004); the transferability of skills between sport and business; honours and awards received; his family and parenting.
Recorded on 15 June 2011 at the National Library of Australia, Canberra, A.C.T.
Portraits of Chris Nunn during an oral history interview with Mick Fogarty at the National Library of Australia, Canberra, 15 June 2011 Located at National Library of Australia Pictures collection PIC NL40464 LOC nla.int-nl40464
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