Robyn’s sights on world wheelchair racing events

Talented wheelchair athlete Robyn Lambird-Walton with her father Stephen who will help raise funds for her. Picture: Martin Kennealey  d446637
Talented wheelchair athlete Robyn Lambird-Walton with her father Stephen who will help raise funds for her. Picture: Martin Kennealey d446637

THEY say all good things come in threes and that is the hope of Tapping 18-year-old Robyn Lambird-Walton.

Robyn has been involved in wheelchair sports for about four years. In that time she has represented WA in basketball, winning a silver medal in a national competition, and rugby, receiving bronze in a national competition and named best new talent.

Now, her focus is on wheelchair track racing with a dream of representing Australia in the world championships and 2016 Paralympics.

Robyn’s father Stephen Walton, who co-owns martial arts and fitness gym M1FC in Joondalup, will take part in a tough endurance challenge this Saturday to raise funds and awareness of Robyn’s dream.

Rounds for Robyn will have Mr Walton conducting 100 two-minute rounds in boxing and Muay Thai against different opponents.

“This challenge will take over six hours to complete and test my fitness to its limits,” he said.

Money raised will go to funding a track chair for Robyn and helping with training and travelling costs.

To donate, go to www.gofundme. com/roundsforrobyn.