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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.

Jessica Gallagher

Jessica Gallagher’s career in sport is as unique as they come. She first made history in 2010, when she became the first female athlete from Australia…
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Jo Burnand

While living on campus at the University of Sydney, a student suggested to Jo Burnand that she become involved in rowing – small and bossy, they…
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Kate Murdoch

Vision impaired Para-rower Kathleen Murdoch made history in 2016 when she combined with Brock Ingram, Davinia Lefroy, Jeremy McGrath and coxswain Jo Burnand in the mixed…
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Kathryn Ross

Striving for gold, Beijing 2008 silver medallist Kathryn Ross and mixed double sculls partner Gavin Bellis were devastated to finish third in their heat, second in…
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