Maddison Elliott is just like any other teenager. She is a chatterbox with her friends and likes playing on her iPhone, but unlike most girls her age, Maddison is making a giant splash on the international Para-swimming stage. At age 13, Maddison became the youngest Australian Paralympian ever to win a gold medal as part of the 4x100m freestyle relay at London 2012. Adding to the triumph, she won a silver in the 50m freestyle and bronze in the 100m and 400m freestyle. Her results from her debut Games were recognised when she was presented the Junior Athlete of the Year award at the 2012 Paralympian of the Year Awards.  Maddison also enjoyed brief worldwide fame at the Games when she was snapped meeting Great Britain’s Prince Harry in the stands at the Paralympic swimming pool. Having made her mark internationally, Maddison backed up her incredible Paralympic performance when she… Read More

Quick Facts

How acquired
Birth
Disability
Physical Impairment – Cerebral Palsy
Sport
Para-swimming
Date of Birth
November 3, 1998
Home
Gillieston Heights, NSW
Occupation
Student
Started Competing
2009
First Competed for Australia
2009
Games Experience

London 2012, Rio 2016

Career Highlights

Breaking the 100m freestyle S8 world record at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Greatest Moment

Becoming the youngest Australian to win a Paralympic gold medal

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-swimming Disciplines: 50m freestyle Classification: S8
  • Sport: Para-swimming Disciplines: 100m freestyle Classification: S8
  • Sport: Para-swimming Disciplines: 400m freestyle Classification: S8
  • Sport: Para-swimming Disciplines: 100m butterfly Classification: S8
  • Sport: Para-swimming Disciplines: 100m backstroke Classification: S8
  • Sport: Para-swimming Disciplines: 200m individual medley Classification: SM8
  • Sport: Para-swimming Disciplines: 4x100m freestyle relay Classification: S8
  • Sport: Para-swimming Disciplines: 4x100m medley relay Classification: S8