Wayne Lewis

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Wayne Lewis
Personal information
Nationality Australia
Born1951/1952

Wayne Lewis (born 1951/1952) is an Australian Paralympic lawn bowler. He became a paraplegic while working on a farm with his father. He was sitting underneath a slasher and changing the blades; the hydraulics broke and the slasher collapsed on him. His father pulled him out, and played a major role in his rehabilitation, encouraging him back into driving tractors on the farm.[1]

After the accident, Lewis taught himself to ski and play lawn bowls.[1] He won a silver medal in the men's lawn bowls pairs with Ken Moran at the 1984 New York/Stoke Mandeville Paralympics.[2][3]

Lewis and his wife Carol run a 1,600-hectare (4,000-acre) sheep and cattle property and a bed and breakfast lodge called Ruth's House near Tatong in Victoria.[1][4] He is a Life Member of the Tatong Football Netball Club.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c van Tiggelen, John (28 August 2004). "Two of us". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  2. ^ Results for Lewis from the International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Two gold medals to Roy at paralympics". RQBA Bowler: 9. September 1984.
  4. ^ "Ruth's House". Ruth's House Website. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Life Members". Tatong Football Netball Club Website. Retrieved 10 December 2012.