There’s a power and flow in the Australian Paralympic movement.
You could see it working on day one in Tokyo.
It was even more obvious at the opening ceremony.
Danni Di Toro and Ryley Batt entered the stadium with only a flag and chef de mission Kate McLoughlin for company.
Batt did not feel lonely.
“We know we have the whole mob behind us,” he said.
This green and gold team will compete for each other, and in tribute to those people who helped them find their way to this moment.
For Di Toro, and many others, that included the late Sandy Blythe, whose Rollers team of Atlanta 1996 this week celebrated its 25th gold medal anniversary.
Who was Sandy Blythe?
Robert “Sandy” Blythe was an exceptional athlete from the country town Derrinallum, Victoria, with ambitions of playing in the Victorian Football League, when a car…