Quick Facts

Disability
Physical Impairment – Incomplete paraplegia
Sport
Athletics
How acquired
Spinal virus
Date of Birth
March 18, 1992
Home
Belmont, VIC
Occupation
After-school care assistant
Started Competing
2007
First Competed for Australia
2008
Games Experience

Beijing 2008, Rio 2016

Career Highlights

Winning silver in the 4x100m relay at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing

Greatest Moment

Competing in the 1500m final at the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand

Bio

Jemima Moore is a talented young wheelchair track racer from Highton, Victoria, who became a paraplegic when she was six-years-old due to a spinal virus. After regaining some of the strength in her legs, she was diagnosed with incomplete paraplegia.

She took up athletics as a teenager in 2007, at the suggestion of Australian gold medallist, Richard Colman’s mother, and says that one of her greatest sporting moments was winning the 100m at the Victoria State Championships just a year later.

Jemima made her Paralympic debut as a 16-year-old in Beijing, where she won silver in the 4x100m relay alongside Angela Ballard, Christie Dawes and Madison de Rozario. Jemima was extremely happy with her results and remains inspired by the hard work and dedication she saw in the other athletes competing in Beijing, namely Richard and Canadian athlete, Chantal Petitclerc.

The Belmont local decided to take a break from athletics around the time of the London Games to study a university degree. She returned to the sport to compete in Rio, where she achieved silver in the 4x400m relay with the same group of women she raced with in 2008.

Jemima’s personal goals are to complete her degree and to then take on further study in sports education. She lists her favourite food as M&Ms and likes to unwind by reading, drawing and watching movies, particularly The Road to El Dorado.

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Athletics Disciplines: 100m Classification: T54
  • Sport: Athletics Disciplines: 400m Classification: T54
  • Sport: Athletics Disciplines: 800m Classification: T54
  • Sport: Athletics Disciplines: 4x400m relay Classification: T54