2011, English, Sound, Interview, lecture, talk
Chris Scott interviewed by Ian Jobling in the Australian Centre for Paralympic Studies oral history project [sound recording].
Scott, Christopher, 1968- (Interviewee)
Chris Scott, born in Gympie, Queensland (1968) discusses his family background, parents and siblings, early memories of the family farm; being diagnosed with cerebral palsy; schooling; attending physical, occupational and speech therapy; playing sport; his employment as a records keeper with the Queensland Government; his employer’s support of his sporting commitments; joining Sporting Wheelies; track and field events; being selected for interstate and international teams; the Atlanta Paralympic Games (1984); the Seoul Paralympic Games (1988); the Australian 1988 Paralympic Team; cycling; soccer; long jump; injury and rehabilitation; the Barcelona Paralympic Games (1992); cycling board tracks and velodromes; the Paralympic Games’ changing cycle distances; receiving a scholarship from the Queensland Academy of Sport; coaches and other athletes.
Scott discusses National Cycle Championships; the Australian Paralympic Committee; classification issues; the Sydney Paralympic Games (2000); the Athens Paralympic Games (2004); the Beijing Paralympic Games (2008); trophies and medals won; competition tactics; bicycle mechanics and specifications; his weekly training routine; descriptions of particular races; receiving public recognition in Australia; children’s reactions to athletes with a disability; public attitudes towards people with a disability; friendships between competitors; retirement; marriage; joining the Paracycling Commission; key figures in the Paralympic movement; funding; awards and memberships; his hopes for the future; his philosophies on life.
Recorded on 21 June 2011 in Brisbane, Qld.
Timed summary (5 p.) available
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