Wheelchair racer Robyn Lambird says that becoming a Paralympian would not only represent having achieved her dream of competing at the highest level in Paralympic sport, but also the opportunity to inspire the next generation of young people with disabilities to do what they love. For Robyn, that is Para-athletics.

Born in England and raised in WA, Robyn was not diagnosed with cerebral palsy until the age of nine. While she can walk for short stints – she had surgery to lengthen her hamstrings and achilles tendons – her greatest successes in sport have come seated.

Robyn began competing in Para-athletics in 2016, and quickly established herself as one of the world’s most exciting young prospects in the T34 classification. Most recently, she placed second in the women’s 100m T34 and fourth in the women’s 200m T34 at the 2018 World Para-athletics Grand Prix in Nottwil, Switzerland, sixth in the …

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Date of birth
19 January 1997
Past Paralympic Games

Tokyo 2020

Physical Impairment – Cerebral palsy
How acquired
Hillarys, WA
Sports photographer, student
Started competing
Sport career highlights

Competing at three consecutive World Para-athletics Grand Prix in Nottwil, Switzerland

Greatest sporting moments

Being the only female player in the national wheelchair rugby league

Heroes/role models

Amber Merritt


  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: 100m Classification: T34

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