No limits for Trevor’s quest for gold in world titles
TREVOR Hutson is proof that the sky is the limit when you have the dedication to back up your goals.
The 27-year-old is part of a crew of seven adaptive paddling athletes bound for Rio de Janeiro to compete in the world sprint titles next week.
After joining the No Limits Adaptive Paddling team in October last year, Mr Hutson and fellow Sunshine Coaster Curtis McGrath qualified for the world titles under coach Dr Gayle Mayes in January.
They are the first team to represent Australia in adaptive paddling.
Mr Hutson was born with three fingers on his right hand and has paddled with the Caloundra and Mooloolaba outrigging clubs in local and interstate long distance competitions for the past seven years.
But when No Limits began with the support of the Mooloolaba Outrigging Club, Mr Hutson jumped at the chance to train and compete with other athletes with physical disabilities.
Athletes on the team have single and double amputations, muscular wasting and vision impairments.
The Coast community has rallied behind the No Limits program,
helping to raise funds to modify the equipment for the athletes.
Mooloolaba Outrigger Club president Ron Grabbe said the club Face
book page would "go into overdrive" as it kept followers updated on the results.