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Date of Birth
First Competed for Australia
Winning silver at Beijing 2008
1500m final at 2011 IPC World Championships in Christchurch
Beijing silver medallist Jemima Moore is a talented young wheelchair track racer from Highton, Victoria aiming for further honours at the London 2012 Paralympics.
At her first Paralympic Games in Beijing 2008, Jemima won a silver medal in the 4x100m relay when she was only 16-years-old. She was extremely happy with her results and remains inspired by the hard work and dedication she saw in athletes from other countries.
The Victorian became a paraplegic resulting from a spinal virus when she was six and as a teenager took up athletics. Jemima says one of her greatest sporting moments was winning the 100m at the 2008 Victoria State Championships, an extraordinary achievement after only taking up the sport in early 2007. An active girl with an infectious attitude, Jemima has also dabbled in other sports, including swimming.
Jemima’s personal goals are to complete her education and then take on further study in sport education. She says the most influential people in her career have been fellow racers Richard Colman and Chantelle Petit-Clerc and she is thankful for the support shown by her family and coach, Mandi Cole.
The sprinting expert lists her favourite food as M&Ms and likes to unwind by reading, drawing and watching movies, especially The Road to El Dorado. She enjoys travelling, particularly to tropical destinations, and is set to do a lot more of it as an Australian representative.
Jemima prepared for her London 2012 experience with a spirited display at the 2011 IPC World Championships in Christchurch, finishing eighth in both the 100m and 200m before placing ninth in the 1500m final. It was a terrific effort in an unfamiliar event.
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