Matthew, born 15 weeks prematurely, is an international swim star with cerebral palsy and a vision impairment. He has survived 50+ operations and found the pool as part of his rehabilitation. He made his Paralympic debut in 2004 and won 5 medals at the 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships. At the 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games, he won 1 gold, 1 silver, and 3 bronze medals. At Tokyo 2020, he won bronze in the men's 100m breaststroke SB6 and gold in the men's 4x100m freestyle 34 points relay. Outside the pool, he is a member of Paralympics Australia's Mob Leadership Team and World Para-swimming and Commonwealth Games Australia's Athlete Advisory Groups.
Knowing that you're good enough and having the mental strength to give it your all is the biggest dilemma in swimming. Transcript: "Hey there, I think the biggest dilemma in my swimming career that I had to deal with is knowing that you're good enough, being able to look yourself in the mirror and realize that you're the best version of yourself and you're able to do what you want to do. And yeah, just giving 100% is all you can do. And yeah, the mental side of things is probably the hardest thing to get over."
Hi, I'm Matt lady, a five-time paralympian. I've competed in the past five paralympic games, seven World Championships, and some other competitions. I'm currently a project manager at a bank in Australia, and I have an MBA from Canberra. I'm passionate about paralympic sport and looking forward to hearing what you guys have to say. Transcript: "Hey there, thanks for asking the question. My name is Matt lady, I'm a five-time paralympian. I've been to the past, five, paralympic games, seven World Championships, and to come off games. Currently a project manager at a bank in, in Australia, studied my MBA in Canberra and had done a bachelor of business, but I'm really passionate about paralympic Sport. And I looking forward to Hearing what you guys have to say."