‘READY, SET, GO!!’ Lisa Curry reflects on her professional swimming career as Brisbane wins bid to host the 2032 Olympic Games
As Brisbane wins its bid to host the 2032 Olympics Games, one former Olympian has shown her excitement by reflecting on her career.
Lisa Curry, 59, has posted a collage that features pictures of her swimming career and the times she represented the country at the Olympics in the past 40 years.
The former ironwoman shared the memories to her Instagram on Friday and reminisced about her journey.
‘READY, SET, GO!!’: Lisa Curry, 59, has reflected on her professional swimming career as Brisbane wins their bid to host the 2032 Olympic Games. Pictured in 1990 with her daughter Jaimi Kenny after winning gold during the 1990 Commonwealth Games
‘Started swimming at 10,’ she says referring to a black and white picture of a young Lisa to the side.
The sportswoman pointed out the three images in the middle of the collage, which were taken from the three times she represented Australia in the Games.
‘First Olympics: Moscow, age 18, Second Olympics: LA, age 22, Third Olympics: Barcelona, as a mum of 2, age 30,’ the athlete wrote.
Olympics career: The sportswoman pointed out three images in the middle of the collage, which were taken from the three times she represented Australia in the Games. Pictured: Lisa at age 18 at her first Olympics in Moscow in 1980
The final picture sees Lisa carrying the Australian flag at the Brisbane Commonwealth Games at ‘age 20,’ describing the moment as, ‘The best feeling ever!’
She then adds, ‘Anything is possible. Get the best coach. Do the work. Every day. Train with people who are better than you. Write and rewrite your goals. READY, SET, GO!!’
Lisa finishes the caption with the hashtags, ‘#brisbane2032olympics’ and ‘#brisbane2032paralympics’
‘Legend and all round beautiful warm loving woman,’ responded one follower. ‘The world is a better place with you in it.’
‘The best feeling ever!’: The final picture to the right sees Lisa carrying the Australian flag at the Brisbane Commonwealth Games
Another fan of Lisa’s commented, ‘You’re such an inspiration. I used to love watching you swim when I was a kid.’
Brisbane was announced as the host of the 2032 Games on Wednesday after a vote.
The International Olympic Committee delegates voted 72 in favour with five against and three abstentions to confirm the city’s victory, sparking wild celebrations.
It marks the third time that Australia will host the games after Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000.
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