Henry did exceptionally well at the Deaflympics in 2017, which took place in Turkey. There were 3,145 athletes participating in 219 events, in 18 different sport categories. There were participants from 97 different countries. Representing Australia, Henry was not only the youngest swimmer (he is now aged 15) but he broke every personal best in his events.
“Henry stayed at the Olympic village for two weeks and forged new friendships with other athletes from nearly every country in the world,” says his mum Shanti. “My eyes were brimming with tears when he walked out with his national team during the Opening Ceremony, in front of the Olympic flag.”