Angie Ballard is a world-class competitor with vast international experience spanning five Paralympic Games.
She found her competitive edge in wheelchair racing in 1994, five years after she was injured in a near fatal car accident as a seven-year-old. Her parents were eager for Angie and her brother, who has spina bifida, to get involved in Para-sport, and it did not take long for those around Angie to realise they were witnessing the rise of a future Paralympic star.
Angie made her Paralympic debut in front of a home crowd at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games, and as the reigning world champion in the women’s 100m T53, she won her first Paralympic medal, a bronze, at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games.
A silver medal in the women’s 4x100m T53/54 at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games preceded Angie’s most successful Paralympic campaign to date at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, where …Read More