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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.

Anton Zappelli

Anton Zappelli has been an integral member of the Australian Para-shooting team since his World Championships debut in 2014. Once a promising golfer, Anton competed in…
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Chris Pitt

Chris Pitt made his Paralympic debut in Para-shooting at the age of 51, proving better than anybody that it is never too late to live your…
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Glen McMurtrie

If you do not believe that everyone has a destiny, the story of aspiring Paralympic shooter Glen McMurtrie may change your mind. Six years after acquiring…
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Libby Kosmala

The oldest athlete from any nation competing at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Libby Kosmala is among the most respected figures in the history of Paralympic…
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Luke Cain

In 1999 Aussie Rules player Luke Cain was involved in a horror on-field collision causing quadriplegia. After learning to adapt to life in a wheelchair, he…
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Natalie Smith

For Natalie Smith, being a Paralympian is an honour beyond words. Instead, she showed what the opportunity means to her by winning the Australian Paralympic Team’s…
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