Angie Ballard is a world-class Para-athletics competitor.
Since making her Paralympic debut at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games at just 18, Angie has achieved everything the Paralympic world has to offer – except that elusive gold.
Angie was seven when she became a paraplegic in a near-fatal car accident. She spent six weeks in hospital and began rehabilitation in Sydney the following year.
Soon after, Angie discovered wheelchair racing, and quickly set out to establish herself as a force to be reckoned with on future world stages. She won her first individual world title in the women’s 100m T53 at the 2002 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lille, France, and tasted Paralympic success for the first time at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, where she won a bronze medal in the women’s 100m T53.
At the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, Angie scaled the podium with her teammates Christie Dawes, Madison …Read More