His first Games, but David Rolfe was the ‘old man’ of the swim team

David Rolfe competes in the individual medley at the Sydney Summer Paralympics. While Rolfe was recovering from his leg amputation, Sydney was announced as the host of the 2000 Paralympics and he determined to be there. 36 years old at the time of the Games, his role as the ‘old man’ of the swim team saw him mentoring and helping the younger swimmers. He won a bronze medal in the medley relay. After Sydney, Rolfe played a key part in the development of Paracanoe in Australia.