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Christina Vithoulkas crowned ‘Community Champion’ in SA’s Women of the Year Awards

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Paraplegic drift car racer, Christina Vithoulkas, has been crowned ‘Community Champion’ in South Australia’s prestigious Women of the Year Awards 2022.

A motocross accident in 2018 left Vithoulkas paraplegic, but that never stopped her from achieving her dreams.

She was recognised for using her platform as a social media influencer on YouTube and Instagram to break down the stigma of spinal injury with candour and positivity.

“I honestly cannot believe I won the community champion of the year award,” Vithoulkas wrote on Instagram after the award announcement.

READ MORE: Christina Vithoulkas: Becoming a paraplegic made me a stronger, happier person.

“So lost for words. It was very emotional for me so thank you. I’m so very honoured.”

Her win was announced on Monday night at a ceremony by the Award organisers – SkyCity, The Advertiser and Sunday Mail.

Vithoulkas was among five other inspiring SA women recognised for their significant contributions to science, social justice, innovation and the arts.

This includes prominent vaccine researcher Helen Marshall, who was named SA Woman of the Year, Oakden whistleblower Barbara Spriggs, who won the Most Inspirational category, and researcher Alicia Byrne, who won Innovator of the Year for trailblazing research on stillborn and newborn deaths.

READ MORE: Woman of the Year 2022: Two Greeks named finalists in SA’s prestigious awards.

Source: The Advertiser.

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