Twenty-eight year old Josh Yates from Busselton has been selected to join a team of transplant athletes who will represent Australia at the World Transplant Games in Spain next month.
Mr Yates, who is part of the WA NDIS in the Lower South West, has been training with the Australian Institute of Sport in preparation for the meet, where approximately 2000 athletes from around the world will compete. Josh will take part in a series of events, including the 5000m, 1500m and 800m racewalks and the singles Pentaque (a form of French boules).
Mr Yates, who is a bone-marrow recipient, is no stranger to the Games and has collected a number of medals since he first competed, including gold at the 2008 meet.
The World Transplant Games are held every two years, uniting 60 countries for a week of events including athletics, swimming, basketball, golf and kayaking.
We wish Mr Yates and the Australian team all the best at the Games.