Deano Sheppard – part 1 – Paralympic movement, 1992 and 1994 Winter Paralympics

A chat with Dean Sheppard or Deano. A long term Mount Hotham, Victoria, Australia, skier and coach, known for his work with adaptive skiing.

He started skiing at Mt Hotham in 1969 as a small child and has gone on to have a career in skiing. By 1989 he was a fully certified Australian Professional Snowsports Ski Instructor.

He was Head Coach of the Australian Paralympic Team for part of the 1990s. Deano shares stories about the Paralympic Games of 1992 in Albertville, France and Lillehammer, Norway in 1994. Where he coached Micheal Milton known as Australian most successful the one legged skier, to date. And; Michael Norton sit skier.

We also talk about the evolution of the sit-ski and the adaptive movement.

This episode was produced and recorded by Rouchelle Gilmore.


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