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Madison de Rozario

After a series of stunning gold medal performances in 2018 and 2019, Madison de Rozario continues to prove why she is one of the most promising young athletes in wheelchair racing.

After a series of stunning gold medal performances in 2018 and 2019, Madison de Rozario continues to prove why she is one of the most promising young athletes in wheelchair racing.

At her Commonwealth Games debut on the Gold Coast, she put the world on notice in the women’s 1500m T54 final, launching a decisive attack with 300m to go to win gold, before pushing to a 13-second lead in the women’s marathon T54 to make it two from two.

Over the following six weeks, Madison became the first Australian to win the elite women’s wheelchair race at the London Marathon, and collected a hat-trick of gold medals at the World Para-athletics Grand Prix in Nottwil, Switzerland, where she equalled the women’s 1500m T53/54 world record set by Tatyana McFadden (USA).

Madison, who was first encouraged to begin wheelchair racing by Australian Paralympic Hall of Fame inductee Frank Ponta, made her Paralympic debut more than 10 years ago as the youngest athlete on the Australian Paralympic Team.

She is now training under esteemed wheelchair racer and Australian Paralympic Hall of Fame inductee Louise Sauvage, and alongside Paralympic medal hopeful in Para-triathlon, Nic Beveridge. With three Paralympic silver medals and 10 World Championships medals now under her belt, the reigning women’s 800m T54 world champion has never been more ready to contest gold at the Paralympic Games.

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