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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.

Brock Ingram

Brock Ingram began rowing as a 13-year-old but stopped a year after finishing school to pursue other interests. He returned to the water following a workplace…
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Davinia Lefroy

Perth-based Para-rower Davinia Lefroy made history in 2016 when she combined with Brock Ingram, Jeremy McGrath, Kathleen Murdoch and coxswain Jo Burnand in the mixed coxed…
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Erik Horrie

Being a Paralympian means everything to Erik Horrie, and being a Paralympic medallist means even more. He first had the honour of calling himself one nearly…
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Gavin Bellis

Gavin Bellis was a diesel mechanic with the Australian Army when he was diagnosed with spinocerebellar ataxia in 2004. Affecting his coordination and balance, he was…
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Jed Altschwager

It would come as a surprise to most that Jed Altschwager did very little in the way of exercise before entering the world of Para-sport. Surfing…
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Jeremy McGrath

Born without his tibia and a shortened fibula, Jeremy McGrath learned to walk with the aid of a prosthetic leg. As he got older, the prosthesis,…
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