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BONUS EPISODE: Vanessa Was Hit By A Train, She's Now A Paralympian

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When Vanessa Low was 15, she accidentally stumbled off an overcrowded platform and was hit by a train. She lost both her legs around the knee, broke multiple other bones and was placed in a coma.  A couple years later she was competing internationally.

She’s now a Paralympic gold and silver medallist, six-time World Championship medallist and is the reigning world record holder in the women’s long jump T61.

Vanessa Low's preparation for the Paris Paralympics is a little different as she's now the mother to an almost-two-year-old, Matteo. Vanessa doesn't fight change, she embraces it.

In the lead-up to the Paris Olympics and Paralympics, guest host Libby Trickett is jumping into the No Filter seat to talk to some of Australia's most inspiring athletes. 


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Host: Libby Trickett 

Producers: Kimberley Braddish & Courtney Ammenhauser 

Audio Producer: Scott Stronach

Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

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