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Level 6/410 Church St, North Parramatta
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T: 9841 444

Friday, 19 December 2008

Lucy Dumitrescu: sportswoman

Lucy Dumitrescu is a very fit young woman, who lives in Sydney. She trains regularly and hard in a number of sports, including swimming, running, cycling, and indoor soccer.

In October she competed in the women's Triathlon Pink in Sydney in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Lucy powered through the swim but had a little hiccup in the cycling, as the chain came off her bike. It turned into an asset as the bike-technician who came to help get the chain back on then drove along behind her as they do in the Tour de France, so she felt very important and flattered! Her bike was adapted for her by Technical Aid to the Disabled (link to TAD). Lucy said it was all good fun, and “Maybe we’ll go faster next year”. She will be back!

Lucy represented Australia as a member of the 20 strong Team Australia at the 4th International Down Syndrome Swimming Championships in Portugal, 29th November – 4th December 2008. Along with her team-mates, she was farewelled at Brisbane Airport by Olympian Jessica Schipper, the Patron of the Down Syndrome Down Under Swimming Organisation. (There's more to come about Team Australia's achievements.)

Lucy is a very active member of Special Olympics, Upper North Shore Region.

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