On behalf of Wollondilly Shire Council, Mayor Matt Gould has congratulated Olympian medallist and Wollondilly legend Shane Rose on his qualification to compete in the 2024 Olympic Games.

Shane Rose has beaten the odds to be available to compete in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. After a horrific training accident in March, equestrian Shane Rose has fought back to be fit and ready for competition.

At his property at Werombi in March, 51-year-old Shane fell from his horse with the horse landing on him causing nineteen bone fractures including his pelvis. Despite the seriousness of his injuries, he went through months of gruelling rehabilitation to bring himself back to fitness.

Shane has an impressive list of Olympic achievements. He successfully competed in Beijing Olympics in 2008 where he won a silver medal in a team event, Rio in 2016, winning a bronze medal in a team event and Toyko 2020 he won another silver medal in the Equestrian eventing mixed team.

Mayor Matt Gould has wished Shane all the best as he again competes for Australian on the world stage.

“I’m sure Shane’s fighting spirit will be on display for us all to see in Paris.  He has worked so hard to get there. I know Wollondilly will be behind him all the way,” said Mayor Matt Gould.

Image: Shane Rose (Getty Images – Kerry Marshall)