Local girl wins bronze medals
MEMBER for Riverstone Kevin Conolly MP said he was delighted by the success of the Australian Paralympics team which competed in the Rio Games over the last 2 weeks, with Australia finishing 5th overall on the nations medals tally, and our very own local Kellyville Ridge resident Jodi Elkington-Jones taking two bronze medals.
Jodi won bronze in the Women’s Long Jump T37 with a jump of 4.3m and in the Women’s 4×100 m relay - T38 with a combined time of 55.09 seconds.
“I congratulate all our athletes on their massive efforts, and for raising the profile of Paralympic sport across our country, and huge congratulations to Jodi Elkington-Jones from all of us in the electorate of Riverstone for earning these 2 bronze medals in different athletic disciplines” said Mr Conolly.
“You have worked so hard to reach this goal and you are an absolute inspiration to young athletes across our state and our country. We couldn’t be more proud to see you claim glory,” Mr Conolly said.