Northern Territory Chief Minister Terry Mills
Celebrating Our Australian Olympic Heroes
Victor P Taffa
Chief Minister, Terry Mills, has joined Territorians in welcoming home some of our Australian Olympic and Paralympic heroes from the London 2012 Games.
Chief Minister Mills said the Territory was honoured to host today’s parade through the city centre.
“Like the rest of Australia, Territorians watched and cheered as our athletes did us proud in London.” Chief Minister Mills said.
“To have such high calibre of athletes here today is a great inspiration to younger Territorians and will hopefully lead to more of them following their dreams and representing their chosen sports at the highest level.”
“I am particularly delighted to welcome home born and bred Territorian, Joel Carroll, who continued the Territory’s strong tradition at Olympic level, adding a bronze medal to our tally in the men’s hockey.” Chief Minister Mills said.
Represented at today’s parade were:
- David Smith (Canoe/Kayak – Gold medallist)
- Nina Curtis (Sailing – Silver medallist)
- Jessica Fox (Canoe/Kayak – Silver medallist)
- Brooke Pratley (Rowing – Silver medallist)
- Joel Carroll (Hockey – Bronze medallist)
- Ashleigh Southern (Water Polo – Bronze medallist)
- Hamish Macdonald (Athletics – Paralympics)
“These athletes have shown remarkable dedication, discipline and strength of character, not just during the London Games, but over the many years of hard work they have put into their sport.”
“They are great role models to us all; to strive high and persevere at whatever challenges life throws us.” Chief Minister Mills said.