Olympic Gold Medalist
Steven Bradbury’s story is one of pure strength and determination in pursuit of Olympic Gold. He is a four-time Olympian, having competed in Albertville (1992), Lillehammer (1994) where he was part of the 5000-metre speed-skating relay team that won bronze, then Nagano (1998) followed by his Gold medal win in Salt Lake City (2002).
In Montreal, 1994, a race accident left Steven impaled on a skate with a cut so extreme he lost four litres of blood and required 111 stitches. He was lucky to survive. In 2000, Steven fractured his neck in a training accident. He had four bolts drilled into his head to secure a brace restricting the movement of his neck. Not satisfied he had skated his best, Steven resolved to stick with the sport he had dedicated 10 years of his life to.
Dubbed ‘the luckiest gold medalist’, Steven won fans the world over for the honesty and humility he showed after his win. He saw his victory as a reward not for one race, but for a decade of hard work, commitment and sacrifice.