"Many will achieve and surpass goals that they were told would never be possible. We don’t doubt for a second that they are going to change the way that you think, because in their world, nothing is impossible."
"Our loyal, proud and fierce athletes are ready to take the stage," the 47-year-old ended her message.
The former competitive swimmer was originally asked to join Channel 7's Olympic coverage back in 1996 during the Atlana Games. This year, the House Rules presenter hosted her milestone seventh Games.
“You never know what they will throw up. You have to be ready for everything. But that’s the thrill of it … that’s what makes hosting it so exciting!
“I was saying to my co-host Luke [Darcy] that the job seems daunting, but you get so excited for the athletes and experience so much joy for them.”
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As for this year's athletes, representing Australia in wheelchair racing is 24-year-old Robyn Lambird who told Girlfriend earlier in the year that training was "going well".
"It's going to be a very different Olympics with COVID. But it’s exciting to make my international Paralympic debut."