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HOLT Isis
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderWomen
Age18
Place of BirthCanberra, AUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
T35
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in year six of school, and began competing in 2014.
Why this sport?
She was involved in a school athletics programme.
Club / Team
Victorian Institute of Sport [VIS]: Australia
Name of coach
Nick Wall [personal], AUS
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Doha, QAT
General Interest
Nicknames
Lightning Bolt Holt (vis.org.au, 26 Nov 2018)
Hobbies
Equestrian, writing, reading, drama. (athletics.com.au, 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Breaking the T35 100m world record. (results.gc2018.com, 01 Jan 2018)
Most influential person in career
Australian distance runner Brett Robinson. (results.gc2018.com, 01 Jan 2018)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (smh.com.au, 18 Sep 2016)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She wears long compression socks and tucks her shoelaces into her shoes. (results.gc2018.com, 01 Jan 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you are persistent, you will get it. If you are consistent, you will keep it." (Instagram profile, 12 Dec 2018)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2017 Young Athlete of the Year at the Victorian Sport Awards in Melbourne, VIC, Australia. (sport.vic.gov.au, 20 Feb 2018)

She was named the 2015/16 Open Para Athlete of the Season by Athletics Victoria in Australia. (athsvic.org.au, 11 Apr 2016)

She was named Junior Athlete of the Year at the 2015 Victorian Sports Awards in Australia. (vicsport.com.au, 2015)

She received the award for 2014/15 Outstanding Junior Para Athlete Performance of the Season from Athletics Victoria in Australia. (leader.newspaperdirect.com, 30 Jun 2015)
Impairment
She has cerebral palsy. (abc.net.au, 02 May 2016)
Other information
TIME AWAY
She took a break from the sport to concentrate on her studies following the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. "Having spent a little over four years committing myself to training and competing at a high level I felt that I needed some time to really think about what I needed and the question of 'where to next?'. I want to allow myself time to really miss the training and competitions that I have grown so used to over the last few years. The [break] is to try new things and take a bit of a breather. It's now about getting through school and then asking myself what I want to do next." (thecityjournal.net, 18 Aug 2018; Facebook page, 13 Aug 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2016 100m T35 13.75
3 2016 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 55.09
2 2016 200m T35 28.79
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2015 200m T35 28.57
1 2015 100m T35 13.63
  2015 4 x 100m Relay T35-38  DSQ
1 2017 200m T35 28.47
1 2017 100m T35 13.43
Commonwealth Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2018 100m T35 13.58