Lindy Wins Gold at Worlds
Gateways Support Services, congratulates Lindy Joy Crouch, 25, for her world champion win, taking out two gold medals at the International Taekwondo Federation’s Special Needs World Championship tournament in Argentina.
When asked what she liked most about Taekwondo Lindy said “I really like my coach and making friends”. The Australian and New Zealand teams enjoyed the usual rivalry during the tournament but also spent time getting to know each other and forming new friendships.
Through Taekwondo Lindy has perfected self-defence techniques, developed her skills and improved her fitness.
The world championship in Argentina was the first big overseas trips for Lindy. She enjoyed the competition as well as the experience of visiting a foreign country.
“I learnt some Spanish, Hola for hello and Gracias for thank you”, Lindy said.
Lindy’s mum Jayne is proud of her daughter’s achievements and the role she played as the Australian flag bearer for her team at the tournament’s opening ceremony.
Only days after being the first woman with Down syndrome to win gold at a Taekwondo world tournament, Lindy is already preparing for the next world competition, which will take place in Russia in two years time. Her mum, Jayne, is drawing breath before the next big adventure.
Lindy receives Support Coordination services from Gateways in Geelong, which assists her to realise her goals and make the most of her NDIS plan.