As the Paralympics get underway in Tokyo, Aussie athletes have declared they are more than prepared for the challenge ahead, thanks to years of practice jumping through hoops, being run round in circles, and bending over backwards to qualify for the NDIS.
“We are ready to win,” said one athlete after a gruelling session on the phone to an NDIS correspondent, “if I can make it through that interrogation I can get through anything. Besides getting through to actually getting funding obviously.”
Australians have already won big in the early competitions, with one gold medal recipient stating that his experience having to jump huge hurdles to qualify for the NDIS helped him stay ready fit for the steeplechase event.
Update: tragedy has struck for the Australian Olympic team after the entire squad was forced to bow out as a result of being deemed to not have a disability by the NDIS.