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THOMPSON Noni
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderWomen
Age35
Place of BirthCastlemaine, AUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F36
Further Personal Information
Residence
Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Languages
English
Higher education
Swinburne University of Technology: Hawthorn, VIC, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competing in 2006
Club / Team
Glenhuntly Athletics Club: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Name of coach
Mike Edwards [club]
Senior International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
Kuala Lumpur, MAS
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Coach Mike Edwards. (paralympic.org.au, 11 Jan 2010)
Hero / Idol
Her parents. (paralympic.org.au, 11 Jan 2010)
Injuries
In May 2015 a hand injury required surgery and kept her from throwing for four months. (Facebook page, 07 Sep 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't be afraid of who you are." (paralympic.org.au, 11 Jan 2010)
Impairment
She has cerebral palsy as a result of being involved in a car accident in 2004. The accident left her in a coma for 80 days and also left her blind in one eye and partially deaf. (heraldsun.com.au, 10 Dec 2008)
Other information
AWARENESS FILM
She appeared in a film called Sudden Impact during the lead up to the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing in an effort to raise awareness about injuries suffered from motor vehicle accidents. (athletics.com.au, 21 Jan 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
10 2008 Discus Throw F35/36 15.21
11 2008 Shot Put F35-36 6.07
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2011 Shot Put F35-36 7.98
7 2011 Discus Throw F35/36 18.76