Amanda Fraser

Athletics
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Biography

Further personal information

Occupation
Shop Assistant

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She grew up competing in both swimming and athletics throughout primary school and high school.

General interest

Hobbies
Travel, music, movies, any sport in which Australia competes. (blogger.com, 01 May 2008)
Awards and honours
She was a torch bearer for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (cmd.act.gov.au, 2008)

She was named 2006 Female Athlete with a Disability of the Year by Athletics Australia. (ausport.gov.au, 2006)
Other sports
She competed in swimming at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney then switched to athletics before Athens 2004. (cmd.act.gov.au, 2008)
Impairment
She was born with cerebral palsy. (ausport.gov.au, 2006)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She retired from competition after the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (paralympic.org.au, 2010)

BRONZE TO SILVER IN BEIJING
At the 2008 Paralympic Games, British discus athlete Rebecca Chin had finished the event with a silver ahead of Fraser, but the Australian ended up with the silver after IPC officials stripped Chin of her medal, ruling that the Briton was not eligible to compete in her category. Amid the controversy, Fraser refused to shake Chin's hand - apparently unhappy about Chin's eligibility in the cerebral palsy class of the discus - and was later reprimanded by team bosses. Fraser said that she did not see Chin offering to shake her hand. (abc.net.au, 15 Sep 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T37 Heat 1 4
Women's 100 m T37 Final Round 8
Women's Shot Put F37-38 Final Round 10
Women's Discus Throw F37-38 Final Round 3
Women's Javelin F35-38 Final Round 13
IPC Swimming World Championships Christchurch 1998 (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 7
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle Open Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heats 7
Women's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heats 9999
Women's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heats 6
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heats 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Final Round 3
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 7
Women's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 5
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 2 4
Women's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 8
Women's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 1 3
Women's 50 m Butterfly S7 Final Round 6
Women's 200 m Medley SM7 Heat 1 3
Women's 200 m Medley SM7 Final Round 6
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 3
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T37 Final Round 6
Women's Shot Put F37/38 Final Round 11
Women's Discus Throw F37 Final Round 2
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F37 Final Round 2
Women's Discus Throw F37 Final Round 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F37/38 Final Round 4
Women's Discus Throw F37/38 Final Round 2