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ROTUMAH Tahlia
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderWomen
Age28
Place of BirthTweed Heads, AUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T37, F37
Further Personal Information
Residence
Tweed Heads, ACT, AUS
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competing in 2003. Prior to taking up athletics, she spent much of her time swimming after being influenced by Australian Olympian Ian Thorpe.
Senior International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
Australia
General Interest
Hobbies
Running, shopping, cycling, spending time with friends and family. (abc.net.au, 10 Sep 2008)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (paralympic.org.au, 08 Mar 2009)
Most influential person in career
Her family, especially her grandmother. (paralympic.org.au, 08 Mar 2009)
Hero / Idol
Australian sprinters Cathy Freeman, Lisa McIntosh and Amy Winters. (abc.net.au, 10 Sep 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't settle with the rest, stand out and be the best." (abc.net.au, 10 Sep 2008)
Awards and honours
She became the first female indigenous Australian to represent her country at the Paralympic Games when she competed in Beijing in 2008. (abc.net.au, 10 Sep 2008)
Impairment
She was born with hemiplegia and cerebral palsy. (abc.net.au, 10 Sep 2008)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
10 2008 100m T37 15.22
9 2008 200m T37 31.79