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Date of Birth
Balgowlah Heights, NSW
First Competed for Australia
Anyone who has completed the Tour de France
Winning bronze at her first cycling World Championships in 2011
Winning gold at the 2012 Track World Championships
A highly talented athlete in a diverse range of sports, Alexandra Green is one of the busiest members of the Australian team. The Sydney-sider is one of the very few athletes to train and compete in two sports – cycling and rowing.
Alexandra, who has mild cerebral palsy, first took up sport after watching a television show about Para-equestrian. Sparking her interest in disability sport, she discovered she was eligible for the Paralympic Games, and her Paralympic dream began.
With her natural height and long limbs, Alexandra found she was naturally suited to rowing and less than 18 months after she took up the sport, her talent and hard work saw her selected on the Australian Rowing Team for the 2009 Rowing World Championships in Poland. Alexandra finished sixth and was pleased with her first result at an international competition.
Keeping her options open for Paralympic qualification, in 2010 Alexandra decided to try cycling. Her decision to adopt a new sport paid immediate dividends, winning the C3 individual pursuit at the NSW Track State Championships the same year. Her follow up season in 2011 was even better, winning a bronze medal in the individual pursuit at the Para-cycling Track World Championships in Italy. In 2012, Alexandra got her Games year off to the best possible start by winning gold in the 3km individual pursuit at the UCI Track World Championships.
Alexandra trains two to three times a day, six days a week, and loves every minute of it. When she’s not training, she studies mechanical engineering at the University of New South Wales.
Sport & Disciplines
Disciplines: Road race
Disciplines: Time trial
Disciplines: 3km individual pursuit
Disciplines: 500m time trial