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HOGAN Madeleine
Sport Athletics, Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderWomen
Age31
Height1.59 m
Weight 62 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T47, F46
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Anna
Residence
Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Occupation
Administrator, Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Exercise Science - Deakin University: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport at school in Melbourne, VIC, Australia. She took it up seriously in 2006.
Why this sport?
She was spotted at an athletics talent search day in 2005.
Club / Team
Knox Athletics Club: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Name of coach
John Eden [national]
Senior International Debut
Year
2008
Competing for
Australia
General Interest
Nicknames
Maddy, Bandit (vis.org.au, 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (paralympic.org.au, 30 Dec 2009)
Hero / Idol
Australian Paralympic discus thrower John Eden, Australian cricketer Cathryn Fitzpatrick, German javelin thrower Steffi Nerius. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015; paralympic.org.au, 06 Feb 2012)
Injuries
In October 2015 she tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee, which resulted in her being unable to compete at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. She underwent surgery and returned to training in February 2016. (womensworldofsport.com, 08 Mar 2016)

She tore a tendon in her right throwing arm during preparation for the 2011 World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand. She was able to overcome it and win the F46 javelin throw. (starampglobal.com.au, 05 Sep 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Enjoy what you do." (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Other sports
She represented her state of Victoria in cricket as a spin bowler at the U19 national championships in Australia. (paralympic.org.au, 30 Dec 2009; knox-leader.whereilive.com.au, 11 Sep 2008)
Impairment
She was born without the lower half of her left arm. (theaustralian.com.au, 28 Jan 2011)
Other information
FUTURE PLANS
She plans to make her final Paralympic Games appearance at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. "If I make Rio, I think I'd like that to be the last, I might go around and do another world champs but that's dependant on how my body is. I always thought I'd be able to dictate the end of my career, but as I get older and with the injuries, I realise now why so many athletes retire, because their bodies are telling them I don't want anymore." (womensworldofsport.com, 08 Mar 2016)

OCCUPATION
She works in contract administration. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
3 2008 Javelin Throw F42-46 38.89
3 2012 Javelin Throw F46 38.85
5 2016 Javelin Throw F46 39.75
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
1 2011 Javelin Throw F46 37.79
  2015 Javelin Throw F46  DNS