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The Extraordinary Young Aussie Who Has Taken On The World

In 1995 Tez met an extraordinary young Australian by the name of Tristan Knowles.

At the time, Tristan was going through the battle of his life after being diagnosed with cancer and losing his left leg.

Despite his physical impairment, Tristan didn't let it stop him from achieving his sporting aspirations and 21 years later he is now in Rio competing in his fourth Paralympics.

A member of the Rollers, Tristan has proven nothing can stop him - especially when on the court playing wheelchair basketball.

He has also started his own foundation, the Tristan Knowles Kids Cancer Foundation, which raises money to support children with cancer through self-development scholarships.

It's truly inspirational when you see what he had to overcome and just how far he's gone!

Watch below to the first time Tez met Tristan below...

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