After winning a Paralympic medal on debut at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, there is no telling which bucket list item Erin Cleaver will tick off next.

Erin, who found her start in Para-athletics in 2013, was introduced to the world of elite sport in a baptism of fire at the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, Qatar. Competing for her country was a scary prospect, but one which Erin ultimately relished, and she placed fourth in the women’s long jump T38 and fifth in the women’s 100m T38. Erin also contested the women’s 4x100m T35-38 with Isis Holt, Jodi Elkington-Jones and Ella Pardy, but they were disqualified for a baton change outside the takeover zone.

Returning to the international stage in 2016, the women’s 4x100m T35-38 relay team were determined not to make the same mistake twice. Three clean baton changes later and Erin had won her first …

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Date of birth
6 February 2000
Past Paralympic Games

Rio 2016

Physical Impairment – Right hemiplegic cerebral palsy
How acquired
Charlestown, NSW
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

Winning a silver medal in the women’s long jump T38 at the 2017 World Para-athletics Championships in London, England

Greatest sporting moments

Competing alongside able-bodied athletes at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, QLD

Heroes/role models

Shaun Fletcher


  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: Long jump Classification: T38
  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: 4x100m Classification: T38

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