Three-time Paralympian Madeleine Hogan was a feature of international Para-athletics competitions for nearly a decade.
She first represented Australia as a 19-year-old at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Holding her own in the field of 12, she beat her personal best by a little under four metres to win the Australian Para-athletics team’s first medal of the Games, a bronze in the women’s javelin F42-46.
Over the next three years, Madeleine worked tirelessly with five-time Paralympian John Eden to improve her strength and technique, culminating in winning the women’s javelin F46 world title at the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand. She did not know it at the time, but in two cruel twists of fate, those World Championships would be her last.
Madeleine won a bronze medal in the women’s javelin F46 at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, but the four years that followed were plagued …Read More