Lisa Llorens does her trademark backflip celebration after clearing the bar during the F20 high jump event at the Sydney summer Paralympics. Llorens won gold in the high jump, long jump and 200m and finished second in the 100m. She was one of 4 Australian track and field athletes to win 3 individual gold medals in Sydney. As well as her backflips, Llorens became celebrated for likening herself to a cheetah when she ran, saying: “I feel like I have a connection with the cheetahs, because I’m quite shy, like a cat, and I run so fast.”
Date: October 2000
Author: Image by Sport The Library. All rights held by Paralympics Australia.