Rae Anderson was born with cerebral palsy affecting her left side, particularly the movement of her hand and foot. She immersed herself in sport early, learning to swim before she learned to walk, but due to multiple surgeries and lengthy rehabilitation programs, Rae was unable to play competitive sport until the age of ten. In the meantime, she learned to sail and surf, and later joined the local soccer, basketball and OZTAG teams. Following a chance encounter with Paralympic gold medallist and fellow cerebral palsy athlete Evan O’Hanlon in 2010, Rae turned her attention towards athletics. Though she concedes that sailing and boating will always be her priority on weekends, her ultimate goal in sport is to win a Paralympic medal in throwing. After placing second at the 2014 Australian Athletics Championships in Melbourne, Rae debuted for Australia at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. When she and her former… Read More

Quick Facts

Disability
Physical Impairment – Cerebral Palsy
Sport
Athletics
How acquired
Congenital
Date of Birth
February 16, 1997
Home
Wamberal, NSW
Occupation
Student
Started Competing
2010
First Competed for Australia
2014
Games Experience

Rio 2016

Greatest Moment

Representing Australia at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Athletics Disciplines: Discus Classification: F37
  • Sport: Athletics Disciplines: Javelin Classification: F37