Madison de Rozario
Name: Madison de Rozario
Sport: Athletics - 800m, 1500m, 5000m and 4x400m Relay
Experience: Beijing 2008 and London 2012
Day 5: T54 1500m - Round 1
Day 6: T54 1500m - Final
Day 7: T54 5000m - Round 1
Day 8: T54 5000m - Final
Day 10: T53 800m - Round 1
Day 10: T53 800m - Final
Madison was diagnosed with transverse myelitis
when she was four years old. Transverse myelitis is a neurological disease
which causes the inflammation of the spinal chord.
She began wheelchair sports when she was 12
years old and two years later, earned
selection for her fist Paralympic team ahead of Beijing in 2008.
In Beijing, Madison made it all the way to the
100m final and then won silver as part of the Australian 4x100m relay team.
De Rozario recognises racing alongside training
partner Angie Ballard when she broke the 400m world record as one of her
favourite sporting memories.
Website - http://www.madisonderozario.com/#!about/c1va9
Twitter - @madiderozario
Instagram - @madison.____