Liam Malone's emotional Halbergs speech

Publish Date
Friday, 10 February 2017, 8:17AM

At last nights Halberg Awards Liam Malone was named the disabled sportsperson of the year.

Malone won two golds and a silver medal at the Rio Paralympics and claimed the hotly contested category ahead of Sophie Pascoe, Anna Grimaldi and Mary Fisher.

He followed his win with a heartfelt speech, telling the captivated audience that "It was not so long ago that I was a young boy, crying in my room, wishing that I had real legs."

Watch his amazing speech above. 

Video credit: Sky