Lyn Lepore

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Lyn Lepore
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An emotional Lepore hugs her coach Kevin McIntosh after winning silver (with Lynette Nixon) at the 2000 Summer Paralympics Women's Tandem 1 km Time Trial
Personal information
Full name Lynette Lepore
Nationality  Australia
Born 9 October 1961 (1961-10-09) (age 56)
Perth, Western Australia
Action shot of Australian road cyclists Lynette Nixon (pilot) and Lyn Lepore on the road to gold in the 2000 Summer Paralympics Women's Tandem Open road race

Lynette "Lyn" Lepore, OAM[1] (born 9 October 1961)[2] is a visually impaired Paralympic tandem cyclist from Perth, Western Australia.[2] She competed at the 1996 Atlanta Games but did not win any medals at those games.[3] At the 2000 Sydney Games, she won a gold medal in the Women's Tandem open event, for which she received a Medal of the Order of Australia,[1] a silver medal in the Women's 1 km Time Trial Tandem open event and a bronze medal in the Women's Individual Pursuit Open event, with her pilot Lynette Nixon.[4] In 2000, she received an Australian Sports Medal.[5]

Lepore appealed against Kieran Modra's placement in the Australian Paralympic cycling team at the 2004 Athens Games, in a case that was successful at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Leading up to the games, Modra was piloted by David Short and Robert Crowe for sprint and endurance events, respectively. The appeal was on the grounds that Lepore deserved her place in the team because when each of Modra's pilot–rider combinations was counted separately, she had a higher rank than Modra.[6] The day before the opening ceremony, the Australian Paralympic Committee successfully appealed to the International Paralympic Committee to give Modra an extra place in the team.[7] Lepore did not win any medals at the 2004 games.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lepore, Lynette". It's an Honour. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Australians at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics: Cyclists". Australian Sports Commission. Archived from the original on 20 January 2000. 
  3. ^ a b "Athlete Search Results". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Athlete Search Results: Australia". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Lepore, Lyn: Australian Sports Medal". It's an Honour. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Modra battles his way to cycling gold". The Sydney Morning Herald. 20 September 2004. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "12th Paralympic Games: Day 2". Cyclingnews.com. 19 September 2004. Retrieved 19 January 2012.