Ella Pardy

Name: Ella Pardy

Disability: Cerebral Palsy

Sport: Athletics - T38 100m and 4x100m Relay

Age: 22

Paralympic Experience: Debut

Dates Competing:

Day 1: T38 100m - Round 1

Day 2: T38 100m - Final

Day 9: T35-38 4x100m - Final

Bio Information:

Ella was born with cerebral palsy as a result of experiencing a lack of oxygen after a 28-hour birth. When she turned three-years-old she was also diagnosed with autism.

She began athletics when she was 16-years-old, making her debut for Australia one year later at the Special Olympics Shanghai World Games in 2007. Pardy was able to bring home the gold medal for the women’s 100m event.

Whilst Ella was first classified according to her intellectual disability, she was later reclassified as a T38 athlete, which relates to her physical disability.

Pardy has not only competed for Australia in running events but also participated in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games in the T37/38 long jump.

Ella is currently the Australian and Oceania 100m and 200m T38 record holder and is ranked second in the world.