Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Bradbury Skates in for 'Pies Awards

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Bradbury Skates in for 'Pies Awards

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Rob McNicol

Rob.mcnicol@dailymercury.com.au

AWARDS: He's a cult figure in Australian sporting history and now Steven Bradbury is set to grace the stage this Friday night.

Bradbury will attend the Magpies Sporting Club's annual awards night, which incorporates all nine Magpies sporting clubs, as motivational speaker and presenter.

It's a far cry from speed skating, but Bradbury said it gives him a kick that he hasn't felt since he was competing.

"I've created a bit of a niche there for myself, where I do some motivational stuff and some comedy," he said.

Bradbury has made public speaking his living and said that wouldn't have been possible if not for his famous come-from-behind victory in the 1000m sprint final at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

He will present all of the awards on the night, including the Gold Medal Award for the standout sportsperson who has reached a high level of representation this year, as well as the Magpie of the Year award. …

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