Posted: 17 November, 2016
by James Royce
Paralympic Hero Unveiled As Face Of GC Comm Games
Kurt Fearnley has been uneviled as the fourth ambassador for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
The three-time Paralympic gold medallist will join cyclist Anna Meares, swimmer Cam McEvoy and hurdles queen Sally Pearson as one of the faces of the Gold Coast event.
The 35-year-old said he'd accepted the easiest job in the world.
"I get to speak to other athletes, I get to speak about what the Gold Coast will give to the sporting community, the international community, the parasports community," he said.
"This event is going to be unique."
Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk was delighted with the announcement.
“Kurt is a true Australian hero and I’m delighted he is on board as the fourth official GC2018 Ambassador," she said in a statement.
“It is great to have an individual of Kurt’s calibre as one of the faces of the Games.
“Kurt is a leader in para-sports and world renowned for his sporting exploits on and off the track.”