After a series of stunning gold medal performances in 2018, Madison de Rozario continues to prove why she is one of the most promising young athletes in wheelchair racing.

At her Commonwealth Games debut on the Gold Coast, she put the world on notice in the women’s 1500m T54 final, launching a decisive attack with 300m to go to win gold, before pushing to a 13-second lead in the women’s marathon T54 to make it two from two.

Over the following six weeks, Madison became the first Australian to win the elite women’s wheelchair race at the London Marathon, and collected a hat-trick of gold medals at the 2018 World Para-athletics Grand Prix in Nottwil, Switzerland, where she equalled the women’s 1500m T53/54 world record set by Tatyana McFadden (USA).

Madison, who was first encouraged to begin wheelchair racing by Australian Paralympic Hall of Fame inductee Frank Ponta, made her …

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Date of birth
24 November 1993
Sport
Para-athletics
Past Paralympic Games

Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016

Impairment
Physical Impairment – Paraplegia
How acquired
Transverse myelitis
Residence
Sydney Olympic Park, NSW
Occupation
Athlete
Started competing
2006
First competed for Australia
2008
Sport career highlights

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

Greatest sporting moments

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

Heroes/role models

Louise Sauvage, Angie Ballard

Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: 800m Classification: T53
  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: 1500m Classification: T54
  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: 5000m Classification: T54
  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: 4x400m Classification: T53/54

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