Lakeisha Patterson Selected as Baton Bearer in Queen’s Baton Relay

Australian Paralympian Lakeisha Patterson will carry the baton as part of the Queen’s Baton Relay for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Patterson rose to fame with her performance at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games where she won six medals and broke a world record in the 400m freestyle S8 classification with a time of 4:40.33. Her second gold medal is the 4x100m freestyle relay, which broke Australia’s world record from the London 2012 Paralympic Games by four seconds with a new time of 4:16.65. She won silver medals in the 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, and 4x100m medley and a bronze medal in the 200m individual medley.

Check out Lakeisha Patterson’s reaction to being selected as a baton bearer.

Video courtesy of visit moreton bay region

The Games will be held in Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia, from April 4 to 15, 2018; swimming events from April 5 to 10, 2018. This will be the biggest sporting event ever held in the Gold Coast of Australia.

Swimming and diving events will be at the Optus Aquatic Centre, which features six pools, full diving facilities, and a dry diving training pit. One of the six pools at the center is a new 50-meter 10-lane competition pool. Swimming will serve as the biggest stage for para-athletes in the 2018 Games providing multiple medal events for different disability classifications.

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It gets even worse just been informed that the whole trip to see the neuro doctor would take two flights lol

You can fly London / New York in under 6 hours. Just to put this in some perspective.

Do you know if this was before or after Rio? I’d assumed before but perhaps that’s a wrong assumption. And, is it normal practice for the NGB/NSO to attend personal medical appointments with swimmers?

TAA will your NGB/NSO attend your swimmers appointment with his/her neurologist? This sounds like unethical sporting and medical practice to me.

Just seen the Aussie form for reclassification lol you can now send the form to your dr or surgeon and ask them to fill it in without them seeing you or re-examining you to see if you have your disability. Wow how long till GB send their new forms out lol might get an expert in plastic surgery boob jobs to fill in my daughters form as she is an amputee
IPC are a f**king joke

Meaning that Queenslander Lakeisha Patterson need only provide the letter that will be written for her by the APC selected South Australian Neurologist. She was born in Victoria and claims Hemiplegic CP from birth. Why then doesn’t she have documentation from her original Pediatric Neurologist who would have made the original diagnosis of Left Hemiplegic CP? I read on one of her sponsors website, AMP, that doctors didn’t expect her to walk, the IPC are seriously ridiculous and corrupt. Patterson has also been awarded the Gina Rinehart patron award. Crazy that Swimming Australia are so willing to make their patron and main financial sponsor Ms Rinehart look extremely foolish just so they can keep this embarrassing and highly unethical scam… Read more »
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