Life Member since 2007
Paralympics representing Australia:
- 1992 Barcelona: Gold medal – Men’s 200 m TW3
- 1992 Barcelona: Silver medal – Men’s 100 m TW3
- 1992 Barcelona: Bronze medal – Men’s 400 m TW3
- 1996 Atlanta: Gold medal – Men’s 100 m T52
- 1996 Atlanta: Silver medal Men’s 200 m T52
- 1996 Atlanta: Bronze medal –Men’s 400 m T52
- 2000 Sydney: Gold medal – Men’s 100 m T53
- 2000 Sydney: Silver medal – Men’s 4×100 m Relay T54
- 2000 Sydney: Bronze medal –Men’s 200 m T53
During his early years, John was diagnosed with Spina Bifida and was the first student in a wheelchair to be integrated into mainstream school – paving the way for future integration for students with disability.
International success and love for sport was supported by his family, who were dedicated to giving him the opportunities he deserved. After finishing school John went onto receive scholarships from both the Australian and Victorian Institutes of Sport.
One of Australia’s most decorated athletes, John has broken as many barriers as he has world records. Having competed at five consecutive Paralympic Games, John set seven world records and won nine medals including three gold.
His commitment to sport and dedication has not stopped with his retirement from competition. John now coaches athletes in Victoria and was selected as the state athletics coach for two years.
John’s service to Australian sport saw him awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 1993 and the Sport Australia Award in 2000. In 1996, Kingston City Council created the John Lindsay Reserve in Patterson Lakes, Victoria in honour of their local hero.