PORTLAND swimmer Christian Starick has returned from the Hamilton Summer Long Course Meeting with three medals draped around his neck after his exceptional performance in the pool last Saturday.
He arrived home as the newly crowned champion of the Open 50m backstroke, while he also claimed silver in the 50 metre freestyle and 50 metre breaststroke.
The achievements become even more admirable given that Starick has cerebral palsy, a condition which affects the muscle mass in his legs and occasionally his balance and speech.
The jump into the pool is now paying dividends with Starick reaping the rewards of undertaking the challenging endeavour.
A determined Starick brushed aside the notion that he faced additional challenges in the pool because of his condition.
Read the full story in Wednesday’s Portland Observer.