Novita’s own Brayden Davidson has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his service to sport.

Brayden, 19, from Woodcroft, represents Australia in Track and Field and won gold in the Men’s Long Jump T36 at the Rio Paralympics in 2016.

Brayden lives with cerebral palsy and became the first T36 athlete to break the 5.50m barrier in long jump.

We chatted with Brayden last September before he headed off to Rio, where he told us going to the Paralympics was his lifelong dream.

Brayden has also spoken with the ABC about how he overcame bullying to claim gold at Rio.

Congratulations Brayden!

Get to know Brayden Davidson OAM by reading his full bio on the Australian Paralympic Committee website.