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ELLERY Louise
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderWomen
Age41
Place of BirthPort Moresby, PNG
Height1.80 m
Weight 75 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F32
Further Personal Information
Residence
Canberra, ACT, AUS
Occupation
Athlete, Writer
Languages
English, French, Spanish
Higher education
Business, Human Resources - Canberra Institute of Technology: Australia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2002 in Canberra, ACT, Australia. She began competing in 2003.
Why this sport?
She started athletics as a form of rehabilitation and physical activity.
Name of coach
June Ellery [mother]
Senior International Debut
Year
2004
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Athens, GRE
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing scrabble, listening to music. (athletics.com.au, 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Achieving a seated shot put world record and winning gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her mother June Ellery. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Australian wheelchair racers Eliza Stankovic and Louise Sauvage, US surfer Kelly Slater. (paralympic.org.au, 2016; Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
Before competing she listens to music at the maximum volume and sings loudly. Also before taking to the field she looks at the key ring that her late brother gave to her. (athletics.com.au, 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always do your best." (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
She was named the Outstanding Athlete with an Impairment by Australian Capital Territory [ACT] Athletics for the 2003/04, 2009/10 and 2010/11 seasons. (paralympic.org.au, 09 Sep 2012)

She received an ACT Sports Star of the Month Award in 2005. (paralympic.org.au, 22 Dec 2009)

She was named the 2005 Outstanding Senior Female Athlete of the Year by ACT Athletics. (paralympic.org.au, 22 Dec 2009)
Famous relatives
Her brother competed in swimming at national level, and her sister played water polo at national level. (paralympic.org.au, 09 Sep 2012)
Impairment
She sustained a brain injury from a car accident in 1998, which left her in a coma for five months and resulted in quadriplegia. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015; paralympic.org.au, 09 Sep 2012)
Other information
WRITER
She wrote the script for a short film titled 'With Little Hope', which is based on how she overcame her accident and became a world record holder and a Paralympic medallist. The film featured at the Hong Kong World International Film Festival. (With Little Hope Facebook page, 10 Sep 2016; 06 Oct 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2004 Shot Put F32-34/52-53 4.93 
  2004 Discus Throw F32-34/51-53 NoM
6 2008 Shot Put F32-34/52-53 5.07
8 2012 Club Throw F31/32/51 15.24
2 2012 Shot Put F32/33/34 5.90
3 2016 Shot Put F32 4.19
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2011 Club Throw F31/32/51 15.00
3 2011 Shot Put F32-34 6.31
14 2013 Club Throw F31/32/51 12.93
6 2013 Shot Put F32/33/34 5.32
3 2015 Shot Put F32 4.53
6 2017 Shot Put F32 4.31
Commonwealth Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2010 Shot Put F32-34/52-53 6.17