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Australia’s Paralympian of the Year
  • Paralympian of the Year 2016

    Dylan Alcott

    A spinal tumour wasn't enough to stop Dylan Alcott, our 2016 Paralympian of the Year from competing in two different elite-level sports and winning gold.

  • Paralympian of the Year 2012

    Jacqueline Freney

    Being born with cerebral palsy has not stopped Jacqueline Freney from achieving her dreams and breaking records as our 2012 Australian Paralympian of the Year.

  • Paralympian of the Year 2010

    Cameron Rahles-Rahbula

    A Paralympic alpine skier, our 2010 Paralympian of the Year has not let osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, deter him from achieving his goals.

  • Paralympian of the Year 2008

    Matthew Cowdrey

    With a congenital amputation of his left arm, our 2008 Paralympian of the Year is one of Australia’s most successful Paralympians. Matthew holds numerous world records and an impressive 23 Paralympic medals.

  • Paralympian of the Year 2004

    Tim Sullivan

    Cerebral palsy hasn’t stopped our 2004 Paralympian of the Year achieve three gold medals in the Athens Paralympics, two of which included new world records.

Alexandra Lisney

Alex Lisney, who has mild cerebral palsy affecting the left side of her body, was a netball, hockey and touch football player prior to discovering Para-sport.…
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Alistair Donohoe

Sport has always played an immense role in the life of star Para-cyclist Alistair Donohoe, and not even an accident at 15 which almost cost him…
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Carol Cooke

Two-time Paralympian Carol Cooke is one of the most motivating figures in Australian sport. She first dreamed of representing her country as a 14-year-old Canadian national…
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David Edwards

David Edwards began competing in cycling in 2006, enjoying early domestic success including bronze in the U15 pairs time trial at the 2007 Australian Road Championships,…
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David Nicholas

Rising track and road cycling star David Nicholas made the best possible start to his international career when he won gold in the 3000m individual pursuit…
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Kyle Bridgwood

In 2011 Kyle Bridgwood was cycling in Townsville when he was hit by a car, severing the then 22-year-old’s patella tendon, fracturing his kneecap and resulting…
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