Jemima Moore is a talented young wheelchair track racer from Highton, Victoria, who became a paraplegic when she was six-years-old due to a spinal virus. After regaining some of the strength in her legs, she was diagnosed with incomplete paraplegia.

She took up athletics as a teenager in 2007, at the suggestion of Australian gold medallist, Richard Colman’s mother, and says that one of her greatest sporting moments was winning the 100m at the Victoria State Championships just a year later.

Jemima made her Paralympic debut as a 16-year-old in Beijing, where she won silver in the 4x100m relay alongside Angela Ballard, Christie Dawes and Madison de Rozario. Jemima was extremely happy with her results and remains inspired by the hard work and dedication she saw in the other athletes competing in Beijing, namely Richard and Canadian athlete, Chantal Petitclerc.

The Belmont local decided to take a break from athletics …

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Date of birth
18 March 1992
Past Paralympic Games

Beijing 2008, Rio 2016

Physical Impairment – Incomplete paraplegia
How acquired
Spinal virus
Belmont, VIC
After-school care assistant
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

Winning silver in the 4x100m relay at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing

Greatest sporting moments

Competing in the 1500m final at the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand


  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: 100m Classification: T54
  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: 400m Classification: T54
  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: 800m Classification: T54
  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: 4x400m relay Classification: T54

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