BALLARD Angie < Back  
Sport Para Athletics
CGA Australia   
Gender Women
Born 06 Jun 1982 in Canberra, AUS
Height1.75 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment Acquired
Classification T53
Further Personal Information
Languages English
Higher education Commerce, Psychology - University of Sydney: Australia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up the sport at age 12, when the New South Wales [NSW] Wheelchair Sports Association sponsored a chair for her.
Why this sport? After her accident she was introduced to a wide range of wheelchair sports and discovered her passion for wheelchair racing.
Name of coach Fred Periac [personal]
International Debut
Year 1998
Competing for Australia
General Interest
Hero / Idol Australian PARA athlete and coach Louise Sauvage, Australian Para athletics coach Fred Periac. (paralympic.org.au, 11 May 2012)
Awards and honours In 2013 she was named Athletics Australia's Para Athlete of the Year. (queanbeyanage.com.au, 30 Nov 2013)

In 1999 she was named Australian Capital Territory [ACT] Academy of Sport's Athlete of the Year in the impairment category. (susf.com.au, 2008)
Ambitions To win gold at the Paralympic Games. (athletics.com.au, 01 Jan 2017)
Impairment In 1989, at age seven, she was in a car accident that resulted in paraplegia. While recovering from her injuries, she was in rehabilitation with Christie Dawes, who would also go on to represent Australia in Para athletics. (dailytelegraph.com.au, 05 Sep 2016; bodyandsoul.com.au, 08 Oct 2011; paralympic.org.au, 16 Dec 2009)