Paralympic heroes Liam Malone and Sophie Pascoe turn adversity into gold
It’s easy to get carried away when considering sports stars.
Here, the All Blacks are treated as heroes. Globally, top players are megastars.
Choose the right sport, cultivate a bankable image and you can expect wealth out of all proportion to actual contribution to the world.
Sports hero is a term that is vastly over-used. However, two young New Zealand stars that truly fit the accolade are shining brightly.
Swimmer Sophie Pascoe was already a household name. Her efforts in the pool at Rio this week make her New Zealand’s most successful Paralympian. They also confirm her place as one of our most accomplished athletes. Period.