October 15th, 2018 | 56 mins 4 secs
3 track skiing, acrobatics, australia, australian olympic team, ballina, canoeing, carleena angwin, elizabeth kenny, gymnastics, malabar, matt baldwin, max baldwin, medal of the order of australia, melbourne, nsw championship, olympic games, olympics, perisher valley, polio, reading between the ink, roman rings, sister kenny, sydney, the carleena show, yha, ymca, youth hostel association
In 1956, Max Baldwin made history as the first person with a disability to compete on an Australian Olympic Team. At 91-years old, Max sits across from me via Skype and recounts his incredible journey—from contracting polio as a baby and loosing use of one leg—to competing in the Olympics in his 20s and becoming the first Australian to 3-track ski. There is much wisdom, humility, and humor in this man’s incredible story. At the end of the episode, Max’s son, Matt, joins me and we discuss the importance of sharing each other's stories.
Connect with Matt Baldwin through his podcast: https://readingbetweentheink.com/contact/
The Carleena Show features in-depth conversations with guests from around the world. Host Carleena Angwin is a writer, public health professional, and former Peace Corps Volunteer based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. https://carleena.fireside.fm/