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Australian Alumni Speaker Series: Lindy Hou - Goal setting to achieve your life Dream

Australian Consulate-General & Federation of Australian Alumni Associations

Wednesday, 7 March 2018 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time Hong Kong SAR China Time)

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LindyHouGuideDogLindy Hou (侯威麟) is a Hong Kong-born Australian Paralympic Gold Medallist and World Champion who refused to allow adversity to diminish her dreams of success. Despite being blind, Lindy turned her Olympic dreams into reality.

Lindy migrated from Hong Kong to Australia with her family in 1974. Ball games were her first choice of sport but her eyesight began to fail in the mid 1980's as a result of a condition known as Retinitis Pigmentosa. As her eyesight deteriorated, her search for an alternative led to an interest in triathlon. Lindy had been an internationally competitive triathlete and triathlon coach but in 1996, Lindy was declared legally blind.

This didn’t stop her from achieving her childhood dream of standing on the Olympic podium with a Gold medal around her neck. In 2004 at the Athens Paralympic Games that dream became a reality when she won a gold, two silver and one bronze medal.

“Winning those medals in Athens proved to me that anyone can, with hard work, dedication and a goal to achieve, fulfil their sweetest dreams.”

Lindy went on to set long-standing world records, become a World Champion, and represent Australia again at the Beijing Olympics, winning more medals.

“To be able to wear the Australian uniform and stand on the podium in Beijing, the land of my ancestors is the essence of what being an Aussie is all about.”

For International Women’s Day and as part of our Australian Alumni Speaker Series: Women in Leadership, join us to hear Lindy Hou’s amazing story of success against adversity.

Have questions about Australian Alumni Speaker Series: Lindy Hou - Goal setting to achieve your life Dream? Contact Australian Consulate-General & Federation of Australian Alumni Associations

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Australian Consulate-General Hong Kong
24/F Harbour Centre
25 Harbour Road
Wanchai, Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong SAR China

Wednesday, 7 March 2018 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm (Hong Kong Standard Time Hong Kong SAR China Time)


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