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Aussie Paralympic champion hails 'incredible' campaign

A new campaign launched by Paralympics Australia ahead of Paris 2024 has been described by Paralympic gold medallist Rowan Crothers as “really, really incredible”.

Crothers, the winner of the men’s 50m and 100m freestyle events at Tokyo 2020, explained on Nine’s Today what the #ImagineWhatWeCanDo campaign, launched with 200 days to go until the Paralympics opening ceremony, meant to him.

“I’m so excited to be part of it,” Crothers said.

“This campaign is essentially trying to showcase and really capture what Australians and what people with a disability really can do when we take away the barriers and limitations and the expectations that we may place on that. When we really enable people with disability to achieve their best and chase their dreams, we can accomplish some pretty incredible things.”

Crothers will become a three-time Olympian at Paris 2024.

At Tokyo 2020, the Queenslander celebrated his 50m freestyle victory in priceless fashion — climbing onto a lane rope and going ballistic. The look on his face was one of elation.

“I think the easy way to do better than winning two golds is trying to win three,” Crothers said with a laugh.

“My main event is the 100m freestyle and that’s the one that I’m really getting pumped up for and really can’t wait to try to do my best in.

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