‘Autism made me successful’: Olympic rower Chris Morgan shows strength in neurodiversity

Australian rower Chris Morgan never let his struggle with autism get in the way of his Olympic dream.

He competed at the Beijing 2008 Games, took home a bronze medal at London 2012 and represented Australia at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

“If I had a neurotypical brain I wouldn’t have achieved what I have,” Morgan says.

He’s also been national champion and two-time world champion in both sculls and sweep-oared boat classes.

And Morgan believes his attention to detail and obsessive drive to improve made him one of the world’s best.

“Being hyper-visual and super focused on details is a really good thing for finding areas to…



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