With two Paralympic Games under her belt, Jenny Blow is one of the Australian goalball team’s most experienced competitors.

She first hit the court more than a decade ago at the 2006 Southern Cross Games in Auckland, New Zealand, but after being unable to find a local club to play for upon her return home, another three years would pass before Jenny began playing competitively.

Finally though, fate struck. The Australian women’s coach, Georgie Kenaghan, was presenting to students at the University of Sydney about the opportunities available to children with a disability in Para-sport. Among them was Jenny, who was studying a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education.

Jenny made her international debut the following year at the 2010 International Blind Sports Federation Goalball World Championships in Sheffield, England, and represented Australia at her first Paralympic Games in 2012.

While the Aussie Belles lost their four preliminary matches in London, …

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Date of birth
10 January 1991
Sport
Goalball
Past Paralympic Games

London 2012, Rio 2016

Impairment
Vision Impairment – Oculocutaneous albinism
How acquired
Congenital
Residence
Melbourne, VIC
Occupation
Education Manager at Paralympics Australia
Started competing
2009
First competed for Australia
2010
Sport career highlights

Every time she walks onto a court wearing the Australian green and gold

Greatest sporting moments

Watching the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Heroes/role models

Anyone with good character

Disciplines

  • Sport: Goalball Classification: B2

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