In an Australian first, we will have an athlete represent at both the Paralympics and the Olympics in Rio. Give it up for your new favourite athlete, Milly Tapper.
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30 Mar 2016 - 6:05 PM  UPDATED 30 Mar 2016 - 7:55 PM

"I was ridiculously nervous before my matches today. I am so excited and stoked with this result, it is come from a lot of hard work, a lot of dedication and a lot of support. I can't believe I am a part of Australian sporting history. Rio is going to be an experience of a lifetime. I want to do the best I can in the Olympics and win gold in the Paralympics."

Olympics or Paralympics?

Not really fair to ask her to choose! Worst game of 'either-or' ever.

What did she had to say about the achievement?

Melissa Tapper makes Australian sporting history

Melissa 'Milly' Tapper playes her way into the history books and all before actually arriving in Rio. This absolute star will represent in the Australian Paralympic Team AND Australian Olympic Team. Send her your congratulations!

Posted by SBS Zela on Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Watch her winning point and post-match interview

Her journey so far

PREVIEW: Meet Melissa 'Milly' Tapper, the Para-table tennis star hungry to win gold in Rio and to become the first in...

Posted by Australian Paralympic Team on Tuesday, 22 March 2016