MCINTYRE Deahnne < Back  
Sport Para Athletics, Para Powerlifting
CGA Australia   
Gender Women
Born 09 Jun 1971 in Canberra, AUS
Weight 115 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Occupation Public Servant
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team ACT Academy of Sport: Australia
Name of coach Ray Epstein
International Debut
Year 2000
Competing for Australia
Tournament International Tournament
Location Sydney
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Being named the 1985 Young Australian of the Year. (paralympic.org.au, 26 Aug 2010)
Hero / Idol Athlete Carl Lewis. (paralympic.org.au, 26 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Always enjoy what you are doing and try your hardest but have fun in the events that you compete in." (pacificschoolgames.edu.au, 26 Aug 2010)
Awards and honours She was named 1985 Young Australian of the Year. (paralympic.org.au, 26 Aug 2010)

She also recieved the Order of Australia medal in 1988 for service to sport. (pacificschoolgames.edu.au, 26 Aug 2010)
Other sports She has competed in athletic, swimming, lawn bowls, wheelchair racing, javelin, discus, shot put and table tennis. (paralympic.org.au, australianoftheyear.org.au, 26 Aug 2010)
Other information DISABILITY
She was born with spina bifida. As a fourteen-year-old she won sixteen medals, including nine gold, at the Australian Junior Wheelchair Games where she competed in events as diverse as wheelchair racing, javelin, discus, shot put, table tennis and swimming. In being named Young Australian of the Year in 1985, Australia Day Council Chairman and tennis legend John Newcombe described her feats as "an inspiration not only to the disabled but to the able bodied. Such excellence cannot go unrecognised." (australianoftheyear.org.au, 26 Aug 2010)