Jocelyn Neumuller exceeded her own expectations when she qualified for the Paralympic Games, and again when she placed fifth on debut.

Sports-mad Jocelyn played soccer, basketball and badminton throughout her childhood, and as a teenager, was introduced to sailing, in which she won several national titles.

In 2012, she was diagnosed a rare autoimmune disease which resulted in partial lower limb paralysis, and sport played a major role in her recovery as she adjusted to life in a wheelchair. During rehabilitation, she began participating in wheelchair basketball and Sailability, a national program for budding sailors with a disability.

Towards the end of 2015, a member of the West Lakes Canoe Club recognised Jocelyn’s potential in Para-canoe and she transitioned to kayaking.

The Bedford Park local saw immediate success, winning gold at the 2016 Australian National Championships and reaching the final of the 200m sprint at the 2016 ICF Para-canoe Sprint …

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Date of birth
2 August 1995
Physical Impairment – Cerebral paraparesis
How acquired
Autoimmune disease
Bedford Park, SA
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

Winning gold at the 2016 Australian National Championships


  • Sport: Para-canoe Discipline: 200m Sprint Classification: KL1

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