With nearly 30 years’ experience in triathlon, including a silver medal win at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, two-time world champion Michellie Jones was first introduced to Para-triathlon in 2014 when she was invited to present the Australian team with their racing suits.

The following year head coach Corey Bacon asked her to take on the role of guide to Para-triathlon powerhouse Katie Kelly and, after only having met four days prior, together they won gold at a 2015 ITU World Triathlon Series event in Yokohama, Japan.

As her eyes, 47-year-old Michellie helped Katie to win her first world title in 2015, and in doing so secured a qualification spot for Australia at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, where Para-triathlon was making its debut.

Posting a time of 1:12:18, Michellie and Katie raced more than a minute faster than second-placed Alison Patrick and Hazel Smith to win Australia’s first ever …

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Date of birth
6 September 1969
Past Paralympic Games

Rio 2016

California, USA, NSW
Athlete manager and coach
Started competing
Sport career highlights

Becoming a two-time world champion

Greatest sporting moments

Winning Australia’s first medal at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games

Heroes/role models

Peter Brock and Paula Newby-Fraser


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