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 …Read More