Wikinews interviews Greg Smith, Australian Paralympic flag bearer
Friday, September 7, 2012
((Laura Hale)) You were the flag bearer for Australia. The Canadians had a flag bearer out there. Any special meaning in this game with two flag bearers from your sport?
- Greg Smith: I don't think so. ... When we meet Canada it's always a bit of a fight, and I think that's what happened tonight.
((Laura Hale)) Before this game we had an opportunity to talk to [one of the founders] of the sport, Duncan Campbell, and he said the Canadians were supposed to beat you by a few points.
- Greg Smith: Did he? You better find the founder of the game and tell him that they still have a bit of work to do there.
((Hawkeye7)) You've already got [three] Paralympic gold medals, and yet you switched to . Why was that?
- Greg Smith: Yeah. I'd had a good time with racing. I'd achieved the things I wanted to achieve. I had some time off. Wheelchair rugby came along and I started to play recreationally. The competitive juices got flowing again and here we are.
((Laura Hale)) You guys think you have a serious shot at the medals?
- Greg Smith:Look, if we can do the things we've been training on, and the things we have to work on, we've got just as much of a shot as everybody else. We'll just keep doing it process by process.
((Laura Hale)) You played a great game.
- Greg Smith: Thank you.