Queensland Sport Hall of Fame

Mr Steven Bradbury OAM

Steven Bradbury is best known as the short track speed skater who made history as the first competitor from the southern hemisphere to win a Winter Olympic Gold Medal in Salt Lake City in 2002, claiming the 1000m when his four rivals in the final all fell on the last corner. But in fact hes much more. A four-time Olympian in 1992, 94, 98, & 2002, he also was a member of the 5000m relay team that won Australias first Winter Olympic Medal when they took bronze in Lillehammer in 1994. He won three world championship medals in the same event a gold in 1991, a silver in 1994, and a bronze in 1993. Several times he was among the favorites for individual medals at the Winter Olympics only to be a victim of a fall or interference, and all that after he survived a life-threatening leg gash in a 1995 skating accident which required 111 stitches, and broke his neck in a 2000 training accident.

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