Quick Facts

Physical Impairment – Left below-elbow limb deficiency
How acquired
Date of Birth
December 8, 1988
Ferntree Gully, VIC
Started Competing
First Competed for Australia
Games Experience

Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016

Career Highlights

Winning bronze at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games

Greatest Moment

Winning bronze at the London 2012 Paralympic Games


Madeleine Hogan is one of the top javelin throwers in her classification in the world, but this does not adequately describe the depth of her talent. She is also a state-level cricketer, skilled golfer, dedicated university student and proficient pianist.

The Ferntree Gully local rose to fame as a 19-year-old at her first Paralympic Games. She smashed her personal best by nearly four metres to win Australia’s first athletics medal of the 2008 Games, a moment which rates among the highlights of her career.

Following Beijing, Madeleine went from strength to strength. After intensifying her training schedule with coach and Paralympian, John Eden, she won gold in javelin at the 2011 IPC World Championships in Christchurch. Leading from start to finish, she beat the rest of the field by four metres.

At the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, Madeleine threw the javelin 38.85m to win bronze. Unfortunately, although she managed an additional 90cm in Rio, it was not enough to medal.

Madeleine is currently studying a degree in Exercise and Sport Science at Deakin University, but that’s not to say she does not find time to relax – few can lay claim to laughing their way through a 40-minute remedial massage!

Playing the piano also helps Madeleine to unwind. After teaching herself Beethoven’s ‘7th Symphony 2nd movement theme’, she now hopes to master Mozart’s ‘Allegro from Piano Sonata in B Flat k333’.

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Athletics Disciplines: Javelin Classification: F46