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 …

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Date of birth
6 June 1982
Sport
Para-athletics
Past Paralympic Games

Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016

Impairment
Physical Impairment – Paraplegia
How acquired
Car accident
Residence
Camperdown, NSW
Occupation
Para-athlete, student
Started competing
1994
First competed for Australia
1998
Sport career highlights

Winning bronze in the women’s 100m T53 at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games

Greatest sporting moments

Winning gold in the women’s 100m T53 at the 2002 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lille, France

Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: 100m Classification: T53
  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: 400m Classification: T53
  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: 800m Classification: T53
  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: 1500m Classification: T53
  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: 4 x 400m relay Classification: T53

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