Stephanie Morton

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Quick Facts

Date of Birth
Wed, 28/11/1990
Home
Moana Heights, SA
Occupation
Student
Started Competing
2009
First Competed for Australia
2011
Games Experience
London 2012
Heroes
Roger Federer
Career Highlights
Winning gold in the 2010 World Championships in the 1km time trial, winning gold in the 1km time trial at London 2012
Greatest Moment
Anna Meares winning a medal at the Beijing Games after suffering a serious injury in the lead up

Bio

Stephanie Morton’s gold medal at the London 2012 Paralympic Games capped off a dream first year of competition. The pilot for Felicity Johnson in tandem events, the dynamic duo continued their domination over the 1km time trial to claim the gold medal.

The South Australian made a big impact at her first international meet as Johnson’s pilot, winning the 1km time trial at the 2011 World Championships. Stephanie soon added national titles in the time trial and tandem sprint to her rapidly growing portfolio. She managed to finish 2011 in style, breaking the world record alongside Felicity in the 200m flying sprint. At the 2012 Track World Championships, the pair went one better – breaking the world record in the 1km time trial to win gold, followed by another gold in the tandem sprint.

Stephanie is a multi-talented sportswoman, competing for South Australia in badminton at the National Championships from 2002 until 2005. Her big sister Michelle is also a former state level badminton player. She enjoys riding motorbikes in her spare time and is inspired by tennis superstar Roger Federer.

Stephanie is currently completing a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education in Primary Teaching and sees herself either as a teacher or police officer down the track. Having recovered from serious knee injuries in 2009 and 2010,  and with the experience of London 2012 behind her, she is now focusing on her individual cycling career.

Sport & Disciplines

Sport: Cycling
Disciplines: Tandem sprint
Classification: Pilot
Sport: Cycling
Disciplines: 1km time trial
Classification: Pilot
Sport: Cycling
Disciplines: Individual pursuit
Classification: Pilot