Two-time Paralympian Jemima Moore is one hell of a wheelchair racer.

She first started competing in 2007, as one of several would-be Paralympians who were introduced to Para-athletics by Kaye Colman – mum of Paralympic gold medallist Richard Colman – and made her international debut the following year at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.

It was an incredible rise to the top for the young Victorian – 10 years earlier, when Jemima was six, she lost all function in her lower body. Curiously, the cause remains a medical mystery.

She contested two events in Beijing, and together with her teammates Angie Ballard, Christie Dawes and Madison de Rozario, won a silver medal in the women’s 4x100m T53/54. The race remains the highlight of Jemima’s career to date, and one which she was lucky enough to relive eight years later at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, where the quartet reunited to …

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Date of birth
17 March 1992
Sport
Para-athletics
Past Paralympic Games

Beijing 2008, Rio 2016

Impairment
Physical Impairment – Paraplegia
How acquired
Indefinite - potentially a spinal virus or blood clot
Residence
Franklin, ACT
Occupation
After-school care teacher
Started competing
2007
First competed for Australia
2008
Sport career highlights

Winning a silver medal in the women’s 4x100m T53/54 at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games

Favourite quote
What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger

Disciplines

  • 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 Classification: T54

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