Madison de Rozario continues to prove why she is considered one of the most promising young athletes in wheelchair racing, following a series of stunning gold medal performances in 2018. Making her Commonwealth Games debut on the Gold Coast, Queensland, after missing the previous instalment due to deep vein thrombosis, Madison put the world on notice in the women’s 1500m T54 final, launching a decisive attack with 300m to go to win gold. She made it two from two in the women’s marathon T54 when she took, then held, the lead from the 25km mark, putting a 13-second gap between herself and her nearest rival, Australian teammate Eliza Ault-Connell. Over the following six weeks, Madison became the first Australian to win the elite women’s wheelchair race at the London Marathon, overcoming four-time champion Tatyana McFadden (USA), and collected a hat-trick of gold medals at the 2018 World Para-athletics Grand Prix… Read More

Quick Facts

Disability
Physical Impairment – Paraplegia
Sport
Para-athletics
How acquired
Transverse myelitis
Date of Birth
November 24, 1993
Home
Sydney Olympic Park, NSW
Occupation
Para-athlete
Started Competing
2006
First Competed for Australia
2008
Games Experience

Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016

Heroes

Louise Sauvage and Angie Ballard

Career Highlights

Winning silver in the women’s 4x100m relay T53/54 at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games

Greatest Moment

Racing alongside Angie Ballard when she broke the women’s 400m T53 world record at the 2015 IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Nottwil, Switzerland

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-athletics Disciplines: 800m Classification: T53
  • Sport: Para-athletics Disciplines: 1500m Classification: T53
  • Sport: Para-athletics Disciplines: 5000m Classification: T53
  • Sport: Para-athletics Disciplines: 4x400m relay Classification: T53