O’Hanlon and Cartwright Pick Up Major Awards

19 Apr 2011 By IPC

Evan O’Hanlon and Kelly Cartwright crowned their fabulous year in Athletics by being named Athletics Australia’s Male and Female Athletes of the Year with a Disability respectively.

O’Hanlon and Cartwright both won two gold medals at the 2011 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand, in January.

Cartwright, who lost her leg to cancer at age 15, broke the women’s F42 long jump World record in Christchurch with 4.19m, claiming her first gold medal of the Championships. She added a second gold to her collection just two days later by winning the 100m T42 race.

O’Hanlon, who was born with cerebral palsy, claimed both the 100m and 200m T38 world titles in Christchurch. He finished the 100m in a new Championships record of 11.14. Over 200m, even though he had a slow start, O’Hanlon won gold medal number two, finishing again in a new Championships record of 22.31.

Cartwright and O’Hanlon will be two to watch at next year’s London 2012 Paralympic Games. O’Hanlon has also given an exclusive interview to The Paralympian, the IPC’s official magazine, which will be published shortly.

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