Meet Our Athletes

Extraordinary stories from inspiring individuals

Everyone has a story to tell. This is your chance to meet your paralympians and find out what drives them to keep on achieving their dreams.

				
				
				
				
				
				
				
                
                
                
                
				
				
				
							

Andrew Edmondson

A career in sport was always on the cards for wheelchair rugby player Andrew Edmondson, who had only just accepted a scholarship to play rugby union…
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Andrew Harrison

Andrew Harrison was 17 when he was first introduced to wheelchair rugby – by none other than three-time Paralympian Bryce Alman. He would go on to…
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Angie Ballard

Angie Ballard is a world-class competitor with vast international experience spanning five Paralympic Games. She found her competitive edge in wheelchair racing in 1994, five years…
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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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Ari Gesini

When Ari Gesini made his senior World Championships debut last November, his dream of representing Australia at the Paralympic Games had never felt more real. Representing…
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Ashleigh McConnell

Ashleigh McConnell etched her name in Paralympic history at her first Paralympic Games in 2016, when she and her women’s 4x100m freestyle relay 34 Points teammates…
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