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PARDY Ella
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderWomen
Age29
Place of BirthLondon, ENG
Height1.72 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T38
Further Personal Information
Residence
Perth, WA, AUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics at age 15 in Perth, WA, Australia.
Why this sport?
"I really enjoy it. I like to train and improve myself."
Club / Team
Western Australian Institute of Sport [AUS] / University of Western Australia Athletics Club [AUS]:
Name of coach
Danny Kevan
General Interest
Hobbies
Hanging out with friends, listening to music, singing, volunteering. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Receiving fan mail following her bronze medal win in the women's T35-38 4x100m relay at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (abc.net.au, 19 Jan 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Australian athlete Cathy Freeman. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Injuries
She broke her ankle in 2013. (uwaac.com.au, 24 Jul 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It always seems impossible until it's done." [Nelson Mandela]. (paralympic.org.au, 30 Sep 2019)
Awards and honours
She was named Female Track Athlete of the Year at the University of Western Australia Athletics Awards in 2017 and 2018. (uwaac.com.au, 15 May 2018; news.uwa.edu.au, 04 May 2017)

She was nominated for the 2016 Western Australia Institute of Sport's Athlete of the Year. (viplocal.com.au, 11 Oct 2016)
Ambitions
To win an individual medal at the world championships and Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Impairment
She was born with cerebral palsy due to a lack of oxygen at birth. At age three she was diagnosed with autism. (paralympic.org.au, 2016; Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
6 2016 100m T38 13.22
3 2016 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 55.09
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2015 100m T38 13.47
5 2015 200m T38 28.26
  2015 4 x 100m Relay T35-38  DSQ
5 2017 200m T38 28.88
6 2017 100m T38 13.68
5 2019 100m T38 13.34
5 2019 200m T38 27.61
Commonwealth Games
Rank Year Event Result
9 2014 Long Jump T37/38 3.62
4 2018 100m T38 13.48