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ELKINGTON Jodi
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderWomen
Age25
Place of BirthWodonga, AUS
Weight 62 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T37, F37
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Husband Warwick
Residence
Sydney, NSW, AUS
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began sprinting in 2008.
Why this sport?
She was inspired to take up the sport after watching the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing.
Club / Team
New South Wales Institute of Sport [NSWIS]: Sydney, NSW, AUS
Name of coach
Nicole Boegman-Stewart
Senior International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
Commonwealth Games
Location
Delhi, IND
General Interest
Hobbies
Cooking, watching athletics, swimming, cricket and Australian rules football. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the T37/38 long jump at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Hero / Idol
Australian para-sprinter Evan O'Hanlon. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Awards and honours
She was named 2013 Albury Young Sports Achiever of the Year in New South Wales, Australia. (maitlandmercury.com.au, 23 Jul 2014)
Impairment
She has cerebral palsy which affects the right side of her body. Her right leg is about four centimetres shorter than her left, and her muscles along the affected right side are less developed. (The Border Mail, 20 Apr 2010)
Other information
BREAK
She took a six-month break from the sport after competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (maitlandmercury.com.au, 23 Jul 2014)

HIGHER EDUCATION
She has a tertiary qualification in personal training and physical fitness. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2012 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 56.32
6 2012 400m T37 1:11.49
3 2016 Long Jump T37 4.30
3 2016 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 55.09
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
13 2011 200m T37 32.03
6 2011 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 59.72
8 2011 100m T37 14.99
4 2011 400m T37 1:12.16
12 2015 100m T37 14.84
5 2015 Long Jump T37 4.29
  2015 4 x 100m Relay T35-38  DSQ
Commonwealth Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2010 100m T37 15.08
1 2014 Long Jump T37/38 4.39