Australia’s first indigenous Winter Olympics athlete Harley Windsor arrives in South Korea
February 7, 2018
Article from The West Australia.. Reported by Chris Reason.
Harley Windsor is Australia's first indigenous winter athlete.
An Aussie mum, whose son will become the first indigenous athlete to compete at the Winter Olympics, will head to South Korea to watch her son compete.
Harley Windsor’s mum Josie worked two jobs to pay for her son’s figure skating career, while raising her 10 other children.
She had expected to watch her son achieve his dreams from the family’s Western Sydney home, before Channel Seven paid her a visit with a ticket to Pyeongchang.
“I’m probably going to faint in front of him,” she said after getting her ticket.
“Thank you everybody who has made this possible for me.”
Harley’s skating career began when his mum took a wrong turn for McDonalds and ended up at the Blacktown Ice Rink.
The 21-year-old arrived in South Korea on Wednesday with skating partner Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya - who left Russia’s drug-scandal behind to join the Aussie team. Now the duo are aiming for gold, with Harley’s mum happily supporting from the sidelines.