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You Little Ripper - Tokyo Paralympics - ABC Radio

The most accessible podcast in Australian sports is here!

Each episode of ABC Listen’s newest podcast You Little Ripper is being translated into Auslan on the ABC Australia YouTube channel.

Hosted by Australian Paralympic legend Kurt Fearnley and ABC Sport reporter Georgie Tunny, You Little Ripper is your daily dose of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.

You can also view the podcasts on Sweeney Interpreting’s Facebook page.

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Madison de Rozario is Australia’s first woman to win a Paralympic marathon. She spoke with Kurt & Georgie just moments after the medal ceremony about her race. They also spoke with Curtis McGrath about his phenomenal performances to bring home gold in the Men’s VL3 & Men’s KL2. And Boccia legend Daniel Michel shares his joy at claiming Australia’s first Bronze medal in 25 years.


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Dylan Alcott adds Paralympic gold to the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon titles he’s already won this year. He joins Kurt & Georgie to discuss what the Paralympics mean to him. Then we catch up with Carol Cooke from her hospital bed in Japan. She explains what happened in the moments after her crash in the Women’s road race T1-2.


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Paralympic champion, Ellie Cole has become Australia’s most decorated female Paralympian, with 17 medals from four Games. She joins Kurt & Georgie and explains why her final Games have been so emotional.


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The Aussie Belles hadn’t won at the Paralympics for 25 years until they arrived in Tokyo. They took down Canada and ROC before going down to reigning Paralympic gold medallists Turkey. Jenny Blow & Meica Christensen catch up with Kurt & Georgie and explain that their stellar performance has been building for years.


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Australian wheelchair racing star Madison de Rozario followed up her gold medal from the T53 800m with a bronze in the 1500m T54. She joins Kurt & Georgie ahead of the marathon on Sunday. And Grant ‘Scooter’ Patterson shares his pride in bringing home two Paralympic medals.


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For the first time in eighteen months Rheed McCracken could compete and he won a Paralympic silver medal! He catches up with Kurt & Georgie and explains just how tricky conditions were on the track.


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Chad ‘The White Tiger’ Perris went into the T13 100m final expecting to win a Paralympic medal. But the race didn’t go as planned and he finished 5th. He speaks with Kurt & Georgie about the heartbreak of not bringing home a medal.


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Four months ago Ahmed Kelly was ready to hang up his cap and goggles and walk away from competitive swimming. But last night he won silver and shared the podium with Grant “Scooter” Patterson, his best mate. He joins Kurt & Georgie to talk about his journey to Tokyo 2020.


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Dual silver medallist Isis Holt joins Kurt Fearnley & Georgie Tunny and reminds us all what a huge achievement it is to even make the Australian Paralympic team.


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Para-cyclist and Bubble O’ Bill loving Darren Hicks has won a silver medal in the men’s C2 3,000m individual pursuit. He explains to Kurt & Georgie what happened when he picked up a call from his wife yesterday.


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It was a gold rush on day one of the Paralympics! Champion swimmer Rowan Crothers tells Kurt & Georgie that he hopes “there are a few kids back home in Brizzy with CP that are going to start training for 2032”.


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The opening ceremony went off with a bang last night. It was a kaleidoscope of colour and a true celebration of the Paralympic movement. In this episode Kurt & Georgie take a look at what the “WeThe15” campaign means here in Australia.

click here for audio or transcript The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics are finally here and in this episode of You Little Ripper, Kurt & Georgie start celebrating the arrival of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.
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