Thursday, August 23, 2012
French, who lived in New South Wales, was one of fifteen athletes to compete atAustralia‘s second Paralympic Games in 1964 in Tokyo when he won a silver medal in the men’s 25 metre freestyle event. It was the only medal he earned at the Games and one of 30 Australia earned that year. In 2000, his medal was displayed at the Our Sporting Heritage exhibition at the Arms of Australia Inn Museum.,
His legacy of participation can be seen in the upcoming 2012 Summer Paralympics inLondon. Australia are sending 161 athletes to the Paralympics this year. The Paralympic team is expected to finish the Games having earned the country’s one thousandth medal.