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 …Read More