Britney Arendse from Mullagh has her eyes set firmly on the 2024 Paralympics in Paris. The 23-year-olds career as a Paralympic powerlifter has gone from strength to strength since she started at the age of 16. Aside from her Paralympic journey to date, Britney has inspired people of all ages through her own personal story of overcoming a car crash that left her paralysed from the waist down at the age of nine.
Speaking to Northern Sound, the Mullagh athlete said it was important for her mental and physical wellbeing at that time to channel her focus into sport. While the benefits of doing this has exceeded Britney's wildest dreams, she said it's important for her to stay "humble."
Britney also thanked her family, friends and the community of Mullagh for continuing to support her as she follows her sporting dreams. "What I've learned basically from my entire journey so far is to never give up," she explained. "It's important to persevere and overcome, and you can do anything you put your mind to. It's important to enjoy all the moments that you have and my disability doesn't define me."