About the project

The Tokyo Paralympic Games kick off on the 24 August this year. I’m a Paratriathlete who has Usher Syndrome Type 2 that causes both hearing and vision loss and has no cure.

To help deal with the mental health issues associated with my diagnosis in my 20’s, I started cycling and eventually training for triathlons. The Paralympics is one of my ultimate goals!

My new race guide Dave and I are fine tuning all elements of the event, including fixing up our tandem bike to run as light and fast as possible to bring home the gold.

But we need your help!

Our goal is to raise $5000 to upgrade specific components on the tandem with the help of our bike mechanic, and ex Qantas Engineer, Simon Lindley. Even the smallest donation can make a huge difference to get us on the #RodeToTokyoSuccess.

My story:

For those of you interested in how I got where I am today, The Athletes Voice did a feature on me when I was training for the 2019 Paralympics that were postponed to this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read More: www.athletesvoice.com.au/jonathan-goerlach-triathlete-learn-to-swim

I'm also a huge advocate for Sport and it's positive impact on Mental Health and spoke with Olivia Lambert from Yahoo!Sport about my personal mental health journey back in March this year.

Read more: au.sports.yahoo.com/the-reality-man-struggled-to-accept-before-depression-spiral-005737220.html

Any donation over $2 is tax deductible. 

Follow me on Instagram: @jonathangoerlach and Facebook: facebook.com/JonathanGoerlachAthlete and be part of Project Tokyo!

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