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Angela Ballard

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T53

Further personal information

Residence
Canberra, ACT, AUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Commerce, Psychology - University of Sydney: Australia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 12, when the New South Wales [NSW] Wheelchair Sports Association sponsored a chair for her.
Why this sport?
After her accident she was introduced to a wide range of wheelchair sports and discovered her passion for wheelchair racing.
Name of coach
Fred Periac [personal]

International debut

Year
1998
Competing for
Australia

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Breaking a six-year-old world record in T53 400m at the 2015 Grand Prix event in Nottwil, Switzerland. (dailytelegraph.com.au, 06 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
Australian wheelchair racer and coach Louise Sauvage, Australian Para athletics coach Fred Periac. (paralympic.org.au, 11 May 2012)
Injuries
She was ill the night before her first race at the 2011 World Championships and had to have an injection to stop vomiting. (nswathletics.org.aum, 28 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours
She was named Athletics Australia's 2013 Para Athlete of the Year. (queanbeyanage.com.au, 30 Nov 2013)

In 1999 she was named the Australian Capital Territory [ACT] Academy of Sport's Athlete of the Year in the impairment category. (susf.com.au, 2008)
Ambitions
To win gold at the Paralympic Games. (athletics.com.au, 2017)
Impairment
She was in a car accident in 1989 that resulted in paraplegia. (paralympic.org.au, 16 Dec 2009)
Other information
PARALYMPIC PARTNER
As a child recovering from her car accident injuries, she was in rehabilitation with Christie Dawes, who would also go on to represent Australia in Para athletics. (bodyandsoul.com.au, 08 Oct 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Birmingham 1998 (Birmingham, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T54 Final Round 6
Women's 200 m T54 Final Round 8
Women's 800 m T54 Final Round 7
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T53 Heat 1 1
Women's 100 m T53 Final Round 6
Women's 200 m T53 Heat 1 4
Women's 200 m T53 Final Round 6
Women's 400 m T53 Heat 1 5
Women's 400 m T53 Final Round 5
Women's 800 m T53 Final Round 5
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T53 Heat 2 2
Women's 100 m T53 Final Round 5
Women's 200 m T53 Heat 1 4
Women's 200 m T53 Final Round 7
Women's 400 m T53 Heat 1 3
Women's 400 m T53 Final Round 7
Women's 800 m T53 Final Round 6
Women's 4x100 m T53/54 Final Round 2
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 800 m T53 Final Round 5
Women's 800 m T53 Heat 2 3
Women's 100 m T53 Final Round 3
Women's 200 m T54 Heat 2 4
Women's 400 m T53 Heat 2 4
Women's 400 m T53 Final Round 7
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T53 Final Round 4
Women's 200 m T53 Final Round 5
Women's 400 m T53 Final Round 6
Women's 800 m T53 Final Round 4
Women's Marathon T54 Final Round 9999
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T53 Final Round 1
Women's 200 m T54 Heat 2 5
Women's 400 m T53 Final Round 6
Women's 800 m T53 Final Round 5
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T53 Heat 1 2011-01-22 5
Women's 200 m T53 Heat 1 2011-01-24 5
Women's 200 m T53 Final 2011-01-25 8
Women's 400 m T53 Heat 1 2011-01-28 4
Women's 400 m T53 Final 2011-01-29 6
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T53 Final Round 2012-09-02 3
Women's 800 m T53 Final Round 2012-09-05 5
Women's 200 m T53 Final Round 2012-09-06 2
Women's 400 m T53 Final Round 2012-09-08 2
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T53 Semifinal 1 2013-07-20 1
Women's 200 m T53 Final 1 2013-07-21 2
Women's 800 m T53 Semifinal 1 2013-07-22 3
Women's 800 m T53 Final 1 2013-07-23 2
Women's 100 m T53 Semifinal 2 2013-07-24 1
Women's 100 m T53 Final 1 2013-07-25 2
Women's 400 m T53 Semifinal 1 2013-07-26 3
Women's 400 m T53 Final 1 2013-07-27 3
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T53 Heat 2 2015-10-22 1
Women's 200 m T53 Final 1 2015-10-22 1
Women's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 2015-10-23 3
Women's 1500 m T54 Final 1 2015-10-24 10
Women's 400 m T53 Final 1 2015-10-25 1
Women's 400 m T53 Heat 2 2015-10-25 3
Women's 800 m T53 Heat 1 2015-10-26 1
Women's 800 m T53 Final 1 2015-10-27 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T53 Final Round 2016-09-08 3
Women's 100 m T53 Heat 2 2016-09-08 2
Women's 400 m T53 Heat 2 2016-09-10 1
Women's 400 m T53 Final Round 2016-09-11 3
Women's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 2016-09-12 7
Women's 4x400 m T53/54 Final Round 2016-09-15 2
Women's 800 m T53 Heat 2 2016-09-17 2
Women's 800 m T53 Final Round 2016-09-17 4
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 2017-07-15 2
Women's 200 m T53 Final 1 2017-07-15 2
Women's 1500 m T54 Final 1 2017-07-17 5
Women's 400 m T53 Heat 1 2017-07-18 2
Women's 400 m T53 Final 1 2017-07-19 4
Women's 800 m T53 Final 1 2017-07-23 6
Women's 100 m T53 Final 1 2017-07-23 2