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Transplant champion wins gold, Mosman Daily, November 1999
14 November 1999

Transplant Champion Wins Gold

Australia has come fourth in the biennial Transplant Games, which this year were held in Budapest, Hungary.
 
Open only to those who have had transplants, the games are similar to the Olympics.
 
Overall the Australian team brought home 68 medals – 18 gold, 32 silver and 18 bronze from the games.
 
Ten years old and the youngest on the team is North Sydney Demonstration School student, Brett Jones, who competed in 5 events and won medals in each.
 
Brett brought home two gold medals for the 200m and 400m sprints and three silvers for the 60m sprint, 1500m long-distance run and long jump.
 
Brett has improved out of sight on the three medals he won in the 1997 games held in Sydney.
 
Considering he was diagnosed with a rare disease as a baby and had a bone marrow transplant in June 1990 his achievements are outstanding.
 
“We’re very please because he’s a real world champion,” said Roslyn Jones, Brett’s mother.
 
Great Britain won the games, followed by the US and Hungary.
 
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