South African born Alissa Jordaan began her athletics career during her primary school years while attending Mowbray Public School, NSW. She found her passion for the track during athletics carnivals, and regionals, state, and national competitions, while also a member of Northern Suburbs Little Athletics Club in Sydney.

She made her international debut at the 2017 World Junior Para-Athletics World Championships in Notwill, Switzerland. She made a name for herself on the international stage by winning the U19 T42-47 Long Jump and placing 2nd in both the U18 T42-27 100m and U18 T42-47 200m.

In 2019, she relocated from NSW to Canberra to continue her coaching by Sebastian Kusminski.

Alissa became the inaugural recipient of the Kurt Fearnley Scholarship in 2019. The scholarship is a collaboration between Commonwealth Games Australia, the Carbine Club of NSW, and the NSW Institute of Sport, to provide recipients with financial support, NSWIS program support, …

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Past Paralympic Games

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