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Sport Para Athletics
CGA Australia   
Gender Women
Born 17 May 1993 in Wodonga, AUS
Weight 62 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment Congenital
Classification T37, F37
Further Personal Information
Family Husband Warwick
Residence Sydney, NSW, AUS
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began sprinting in 2008.
Why this sport? She was inspired to take up the sport after watching the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing.
Club / Team New South Wales Institute of Sport [NSWIS]: Sydney, NSW, AUS
Name of coach Nicole Boegman-Stewart
International Debut
Year 2010
Competing for Australia
Tournament Commonwealth Games
Location Delhi, IND
General Interest
Hobbies Cooking, watching athletics, swimming, cricket and Australian rules football. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold in the T37/38 long jump at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Hero / Idol Australian para-sprinter Evan O'Hanlon. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Awards and honours She was named 2013 Albury Young Sports Achiever of the Year in New South Wales, Australia. (maitlandmercury.com.au, 23 Jul 2014)
Impairment She has cerebral palsy which affects the right side of her body. Her right leg is about four centimetres shorter than her left, and her muscles along the affected right side are less developed. (The Border Mail, 20 Apr 2010)
Other information BREAK
She took a six-month break from the sport after competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (maitlandmercury.com.au, 23 Jul 2014)

HIGHER EDUCATION
She has a tertiary qualification in personal training and physical fitness. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)