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VERNON Nicole
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderWomen
Age28
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20, F20
Further Personal Information
Residence
Pilton, QLD, AUS
Occupation
Athlete, Farmer
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began at age 14 for the Darling Downs Athletic Club in Queensland, Australia.
Why this sport?
She was bored, so she tried the sport.
Name of coach
Panais Negropontis
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing guitar, piano and flute. (paralympic.org.au, 02 Jun 2012
Memorable sporting achievement
Travelling to competitions all over the world to represent Australia. (paralympic.org.au, 02 Jun 2012)
Hero / Idol
Australian athletes Dani Samuels [discus] and Justin Anlezark [shot put]. (paralympic.org.au, 02 Jun 2012)
Awards and honours
She received the Australia Day Senior Sports Award for Toowoomba Regional Council in Queensland, Australia, in 2010. (toowoombarc.qld.gov.au, 27 Jan 2010)
Ambitions
She wants to pursue a career in sport and fitness. (paralympic.org.au, 02 Jun 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2011 Shot Put F20 9.96