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Champions inducted into Sports Hall of Fame

Boxing great Brad Hore and world lifesaving champion Jenny Parry were inducted into the Sunshine Coast Sports Hall of Fame at USC on Thursday 6 December.

A crowd of almost 140 people attended a special ceremony for the duo at the Hall of Fame that included candid interviews and video presentations of their extensive sporting achievements.

Hore’s amateur boxing career included 214 fights, of which he won 177. He won seven Australian titles, 12 Queensland titles and two Golden Gloves awards.

He also represented Australia at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games, the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.

After turning professional in 2012, Hore became the Queensland bantamweight champion, WBU Australasian superfly champion and the WBF Asia Pacific superfly champion.

Jenny Parry moved from Central Queensland to the Sunshine Coast as a teenager and joined the Maroochydore Surf Life Saving Club.

As well as competing at major surf lifesaving events, Parry excelled in pool lifesaving and went on to set multiple Australian, Commonwealth and World Games records.

Parry won 22 World Lifesaving Championship medals and claimed 12 world titles. In her final world championship campaign in 2011, she was the Australian team captain.

The Sports Hall of Fame ceremony also featured the presentation of Certificates of Merit to sport administrators from across the region. These awards went to Margaret Robertson (Special Olympics), Toby Coote (triathlon) and Kieran Kearney (rugby union).

A further Certificate of Merit was awarded to the Sunshine Coast Sports Hall of Fame secretary Anne Steward for her dedicated work for the organisation over two decades.

— Terry Walsh

Jenny Parry and Brad Hore have been inducted into the Sunshine Coast Sports Hall of Fame at USC
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