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MANNS Janel
Sport Para powerlifting, Wheelchair Tennis
NPC Australia   
GenderWomen
Age53
Place of BirthKempsey, AUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
Children Lacie Rae and Paige
Residence
Port Macquarie, NSW, AUS
Occupation
Teacher
Languages
English
Higher education
Justice Studies - Southern Cross University: Lismore, ACT, AUS
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team
East Coast Barbell : Port Macquarie, NSW, AUS
Coach from which country?
Australia
General Interest
Nicknames
Nell, Nelly [shortened versions of her name.] (Athlete, 03 Apr 2011)
Most influential person in career
Coach Phil Robinson. (Athlete, 03 Apr 2011)
Hero / Idol
Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal. "He has made it to the top, albeit [through] adversity, and never never gives up. He remains humble and does not forget where he has come from or how hard he has had to work to get to the top. He has humility," she said. (Athlete, 03 Apr 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"A champion is someone who gets up, even when he can't." - Jack Dempsey (Athlete, 03 Apr 2011)

"Look up, get up, get going." (Athlete, 03 Apr 2011)
Other sports
She competed in wheelchair tennis at the 2012 Paralympic Games London. She also represented Australia in wheelchair basketball between 1999 and 2005. (paralympic.org, 2017; Athlete, 03 Apr 2011)
Famous relatives
She is related to former Australian cricket player Geoffrey Lawson. (Athlete, 03 Apr 2011)
Impairment
She has incomplete paraplegia due to running and falling on a wet bathroom floor. (Athlete, 03 Apr 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Wheelchair Tennis
Rank Year Event Result
17 2012 Singles  
9 2012 Doubles  
World Ranking (2016/01/02) - Wheelchair Tennis
Rank Year Event Result
114 2017 Singles  
78 2017 Doubles (individual)  
108 2017 Singles  
143 2017 Doubles (individual)  
World Championships - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
  2017 61kg  NoM