If it is true that you are the company you keep, Jamieson Leeson is a star in the making.

She is friends with Australian jockey Hugh Bowman and his champion mare, Winx, and plays alongside world No. 3 boccia player Dan Michel.

But Jamieson, who was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy when she was 18 months old, is also putting in the work to become a sportswoman in her own right, making her Paralympic debut after only a year of competing in boccia.

Since being scouted at a school boccia tournament, Jamieson has improved out of sight. On the court, she has won a handful of medals, including silver ahead of Spencer Cotie (bronze) at the 2019 Boccia Australia National Titles, and off the court, she says that she has become a better person, because boccia has taught her to persevere.

For Jamieson, becoming a Paralympian is about more than …

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Date of birth
18 March 2003
Past Paralympic Games

Tokyo 2020

Physical Impairment – Spinal muscular atrophy
How acquired
Dunedoo, NSW
Student, athlete
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

Winning a gold medal at her first competition, the 2019 NSW State Titles

Greatest sporting moments

Watching the Manly Sea Eagles win the 2011 National Rugby League Premiership

Favourite quote
A champion is defined not by their wins, but by how they can recover when they fall - Serena Williams


  • Sport: Boccia Discipline: Singles Classification: BC3
  • Sport: Boccia Discipline: Pairs Classification: BC3

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