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Jonathan Goerlach takes the stage

Jonathan Goerlach takes the stage

Jonathan Goerlach

Jonathan Goerlach, 34, is a paratriathlete, National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Champion, motivational speaker and is currently studying a Bachelor in Sports Management. He is also vision and hearing impaired.  Read more →

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A representation of Jonathan Goerlach’s field of vision completed by ophthalmologist Professor John Grigg. The black circles covering Jonathan’s eyes are supposed to be completely white for people with normal vision.

Jonathan Goerlach

Visually and hearing impaired Paratriathlete Jonathan Goerlach, is diagnosed with Usher Syndrome Type 2, meaning he has moderate hearing loss, no peripheral vision, is night-blind and has only tunnel vision. But having discovered a passion for Paratriathlon, he’s also discovered a passion for winning. And with the Paralympics firmly in his sights, he’s working hard to get there, one race at a time.