Gosens credits teamwork for award
THREE-TIME Paralympian, long-distance runner and motivational speaker Gerrard Gosens has added another achievement to his long list.
The former Yeppoon State High School student will today receive an Order of Australia medal.
Mr Gosens, who is congenitally blind, received the award in recognition of his service to sport and to people who are blind or who have low vision.
Mr Gosens said it was a huge honour to be nominated.
"It not only recognises my achievements but also the teamwork along that journey," he said.
"Everything I've done and everything I've achieved has been made possible through the support, assistance and commitment of a dedicated team of people who have been behind me, no matter how difficult, dangerous or crazy the dream."
Mr Gosens said being able to representing his country was the pinnacle of his athletic career.
"Being able to represent Australia and get recognised for it is the best feeling," he said.
Mr Gosens, who is an Australia Day ambassador, will attend celebrations at Roma and Surat.