For 19 years, Sarah Edmiston dreamed of representing Australia at the Olympic Games.

But she put that dream to rest in 1994 when she injured her right knee in a waterskiing accident, and it was another 22 years before Sarah realised that the opportunity to compete on the world stage was still a reality.

Before 2016, Sarah did not know that she was even eligible to compete in Paralympic sport, let alone succeed in it, but now, three years later, she is on the verge of making her Paralympic debut in Para-athletics at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Sarah’s success in Para-athletics came thick and fast. At her international debut at the 2017 World Para-athletics Championships in London, England, she won a bronze medal in the women’s discus throw F44 – behind the gold and silver medallists from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Juan Yao (CHN) and Yue Yang (CHN) …

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Date of birth
8 September 1975
Sport
Para-athletics
Past Paralympic Games

Nil

Impairment
Physical Impairment – Nerve damage to her right knee
How acquired
Waterskiing accident
Residence
Marangaroo, WA
Occupation
Athlete
Started competing
1981
First competed for Australia
2017
Sport career highlights

Winning a bronze medal in the women’s discus throw F44 at the 2017 World Para-athletics Championships in London, England

Heroes/role models

Janine Shepherd

Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-athletics Discipline: Discus throw Classification: F44

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