alex dwyerAlex, 18, is aiming to represent Australia at the Rio 2016 Paralympics. The Beaudesert local, who has cerebral palsy, lives by the motto “Don’t let anything hold you back.”

His coach Helen White says he’s “a well-rounded athlete who makes no excuses for himself or his performances on the track, but tries to analyse what he could have done better and what we need to work on to make his performance improve.”