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MOORE Jemima
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
Place of BirthGeelong, AUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
Canberra, ACT, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competing in 2007.
Club / Team
ACT Academy of Sport: Canberra, ACT, AUS
Senior International Debut
Competing for
General Interest
Reading, drawing, watching films. (, 19 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the T53-54 4x100m relay at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (, 19 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her family, Australian teammate Richard Colman and coach Mandi Cole. (, 30 Jan 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Only from the valley does the mountain look high." (, 05 Jan 2010)
She has incomplete paraplegia as the result of the effects of a spinal virus she contracted at age six. (, 22 Jan 2011)
Other information
She was part of the Australian women's T53-54 4x400m relay team that initially finished third at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, behind teams from the Peoples' Republic of China and the United States of America. The Australians were disqualified after the race, as one of their racers straying out of their lane, but the Australian team lodged an official protest that was upheld by the International Paralympic Committee [IPC]. The US team were then disqualified for interference during the race and the Australians were reinstated and promoted to the silver medal position. (IPC Results Database, 2017;, 16 Sep 2016;, 16 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
11 2008 200m T54 32.99
2 2008 4 x 100m Relay T53-54 1:01.91
Round 1 2016 100m T54 18.39
Round 1 2016 400m T54 1:00.24
2 2016 4 x 400m Relay T53-54 3:46.63
Round 1 2016 800m T54 1:54.37
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2011 100m T54 18.78
8 2011 200m T54 33.83
9 2011 1500m T54 3:42.83
10 2011 400m T54 1:04.71
10 2017 1500m T54 3:30.94
10 2017 400m T54 59.23
10 2017 800m T54 1:56.89