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Short stature - Achondroplasia
Date of Birth
Admin assistant at the House with No Steps
First Competed for Australia
Athens 2004, Beijing 2008
Martin Luther King
Bronze at Athens 2004; fourth at Beijing 2008
Bronze at Athens 2004
Sarah Rose first competed in swimming in 2001 after being inspired by the Sydney Paralympic Games. She moved speedily through the ranks and made her Australian debut two years later at the Canadian National Championships.
It didn’t take long for Sarah to realise her Paralympic dream as she was selected in the Australian swimming team for the 2004 Games.
The Pymble resident emerged from Athens with a bronze medal in the 50m butterfly and stamped her authority with a series of sterling performances in the following years.
Sarah narrowly missed out on claiming her second Paralympic medal with a fourth place finish in the 50m butterfly at the 2008 Games in Beijing.
A serious back injury threatened to rule Sarah out of the 2012 Paralympics, but she made an audacious return to the pool earlier this year in an attempt to stake her claim for a spot on the team for London.
Sport & Disciplines
Disciplines: 50m butterfly
Disciplines: 100m butterfly
Disciplines: 200m individual medley