Amanda Reid is a two-time Paralympian and proud Indigenous woman whose career started in the swimming pool. At the 2011 Global Games she claimed a remarkable seven gold medals before winning two silver and three bronze medals at the 2011 Arafura Games. Aged just 15, under the coaching of Jackie Barck, she placed fifth in the 100m breaststroke at the London 2012 Paralympics.

In 2015 Amanda went back to cycling, one of several sports she’d been involved in before swimming. Within just a few months, working with coach Tom Dawson, she broke the national C2 Individual Time Trial record at the NSW Para-cycling Championships and then smashed the national record in the 3km individual pursuit at the 2016 Australian Para-cycling Championships.

Amanda, who has cerebral palsy and an intellectual impairment, established herself on the world stage with silver in the 500m time trial at the 2016 Para Track World Championships, …

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Date of birth
12 November 1996
Sport
Para-cycling
Past Paralympic Games

London 2012 (Para-swimming), Rio 2016 (Para-cycling)

Impairment
Physical Impairment – Cerebral palsy
How acquired
Birth
Residence
Sydney, NSW
Occupation
Athlete
Started competing
2015
First competed for Australia
2016
Sport career highlights

Winning a sliver medal at 2016 Paralympic Games, as well as winning two gold medals and breaking the 500m TT world record at the Para Track World Championships.

Greatest sporting moments

Winning silver in Rio

Heroes/role models

Cathy Freeman

Favourite quote
Dream it. Believe it. You can be it.

Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-cycling Classification: C2

Social Media

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