Rae Anderson learned to swim before she learned to walk. As she grew older, she sailed and surfed, and played soccer, basketball and OZTAG, before a chance encounter with superstar coach Iryna Dvoskina in 2010 inspired her to give Para-athletics a go.
Iryna would have liked to turn Rae into a champion sprinter, but Rae had other ideas. She made her international debut in the women’s long jump T37/38 at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, before realising her potential as a thrower.
In 2015, Rae represented Australia at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, Qatar, where she placed sixth in the women’s javelin F37 and seventh in the women’s discus F37. Proving she is an elite athlete in the truest sense, she competed in the javelin on the same day as sitting her final exam for the Higher School Certificate.
Following an impressive performance on debut at …Read More