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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.

Brydee Moore

Born with cerebral palsy, Brydee Moore lives by the motto “see the athlete, not the disability.” At her first international competition, the 2006 FESPIC Games, she…
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Cam Crombie

Cam Crombie is aiming to make his Paralympic debut next year at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, but his résumé is already stacked. Since first representing…
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Carlee Beattie

While most athletes make their international debuts at a World Championships or Commonwealth Games, Carlee Beattie is unlike most athletes. Instead, the now two-time Paralympic medallist…
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Chad Perris

Chad ‘White Tiger’ Perris climbed the medal dais at his first Paralympic Games in 2016, but has plans to scale two steps higher in 2020. The…
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Christie Dawes

Christie Dawes was involved in a car accident when she was ten-years-old, and though it left her a paraplegic, she refused to let it get in…
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Claire Keefer

Claire Keefer has shown incredible promise as a Paralympic thrower since being discovered by her brother’s athletics coach at 14. Until then, Claire had avoided the…
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