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 …

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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
Crestwood, NSW
Occupation
Athlete
Started competing
1994
First competed for Australia
1998
Sport career highlights

Winning a silver medal in the women’s 100m T53 at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games

Greatest sporting moments

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

Favourite quote
You can stumble over a rock but still climb the mountain

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: T54
  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: 4x400m Classification: T53/54

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