Tasmania-born Alexandra Viney was a promising young rower throughout her high school years. At the age of 18, in 2010, Al survived a high-speed car accident caused by a drunk driver. The accident left her with lasting impairments to her left elbow, forearm and hand.

Believing that her time as an athlete had passed, Al channeled her passion for sport into a career; graduating with a Bachelor of exercise and sport science (sports nutrition) from Deakin University and working as a sport scientist and strength and conditioning coach in Geelong until 2019.

In May 2018, Al was asked whether she had considered becoming a Para-athlete, an option she’d been unaware of. In November that year she began her journey as a Para-athlete when she sat in a boat for the first time since her accident, a second chance at her rowing dream.

Al was selected for the Australian Senior Para-Rowing …

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Date of birth
10 June 1992
Past Paralympic Games

Tokyo 2020

Hawthorn, VIC
Athlete, student, small business owner
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Heroes/role models

Britt Cox, Ellie Cole and Ellyse Perry


  • Sport: Para-rowing Discipline: PR3 Mixed Coxed Four Classification: PR3

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