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Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderWomen
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F13, T13
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics in 2012.
Why this sport?
She got involved in the sport through a Paralympic talent search at the South Australian School for Vision Impaired. "I want to try everything I can, because I want to get into whatever [sports] I can and see what fits and then stick with it. I'm a bit upset that I don't have eyes like everyone else but I'm OK with that because I get a lot of help and athletics makes me really happy."
Club / Team
Henley Sports Academy [AUS] / Western Athletics Club [AUS]:
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (SA Sports Show YouTube channel, 26 Jun 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I do what I want to do no matter what happens. There's no really limit on what I can do." (SA Sports Show YouTube channel, 26 Jun 2018)
Awards and honours
She was named Female Para Athlete of the Year at the 2019 Western Athletics Club Awards in Australia. (Instagram profile, 04 Aug 2019)

She was named the 2017 Outstanding Female Athlete by the Henley Sports Academy in Australia. (henleyhs.sa.edu.au, 01 Jan 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (medaldisplays.com.au, 02 Feb 2017)
Impairment
She was born with coloboma, a congenital malformation of the the lens, iris, or retina in the eye. (adelaidenow.com.au, 12 Mar 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.