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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.

Christian Geiger

On track to represent Australia at the Olympic Games, Christian Geiger’s world was turned upside down in 2009 when the car he was riding in slammed…
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Jeremy O’Sullivan

Sighted guide Jeremy O’Sullivan first linked up with vision impaired skier Shaun Pianta in late 2015, and together they began working towards selection for the PyeongChang…
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Jonty O’Callaghan

Emerging Para-alpine skier Jonty ‘Jontos’ O’Callaghan, who was born with cerebral palsy affecting his right side, first set his sights on competing at the Paralympic Games…
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Lara Falk

Lara Falk looks a chance to hit the slopes at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games following a stellar 2016/17 season as the sighted guide to…
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Mark Soyer

Para-alpine skier and dual New Zealand Winter Games bronze medallist Mark Soyer looks to be on the verge of making his Paralympic debut at the PyeongChang…
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Melissa Perrine

One of just five Australian women ever to compete at a Paralympic Winter Games, Melissa Perrine showed promise on the slopes early in her career, achieving…
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