Bundy's Rheed a bronze medallist

Rheed McCracken
Rheed McCracken Max Fleet

BUNDABERG teenager Rheed McCracken has won bronze at the Paralympics.

The 15-year-old came in behind Tunisian world record holder Walid Ktila and the United Arab Emirates' Mohamed Hammadi in the men's 200m T34 sprint.

McCracken, who has cerebral palsy, is the youngest member of the Australian team and had qualified second going into this morning's final.

The Bundaberg High School student only started competing in 2012.

Rheed's father Brad McCracken said he was overcome with emotion when Rheed crossed the line and he always knew what his son was capable of.

"Pure elation is the best way to describe it really. What has just happened is unreal," Brad said.

"We have always had faith and what he has done today really just blows us away."

More throughout the day. Leave your message of support for McCracken below.

Topics:  london paralympics rheed mccracken

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Be the first to see controversial animated children's film

FURRY FRIENDS: Mopsy (Elizabeth Debicki), Flopsy (Margot Robbie), Benjamin, Bea (Rose Byrne), Peter Rabbit (James Corden) and Cottontail (Daisy Ridley) in Columbia Pictures' PETER RABBIT.

Advanced screening of Peter Rabbit in Lismore this weekend

Rosanna has designs on female taboo

Artist Rosanna Pimm uses 3500 porcelain tampons to created her large scale performance installation  Riots of Passage in The Quad  as part of The Lismore Women's Festival on International Women's Day. Laying down and de-constructing the mandala structure symbolises the impermanence of the menstrual cycle and an end to female inequality in the world.

Rosanna has designs on female taboo

Another win for city's calender

NO PROBLEM: Eat The Street.

Another win for city's calender

Local Partners