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LITTLE Rosemary
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderWomen
Age36
Place of BirthMackay, AUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T34
Further Personal Information
Residence
Sydney, NSW, AUS
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Occupational Therapy - University of Sydney: Australia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competing in 2003.
Senior International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
Australia
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the T34 100m at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Hero / Idol
Emily Longhurst. (paralympic.org.au, 25 Jul 2012)
Other sports
She has competed in handcycling at international level, and participated in para-rowing at national level. (paralympic.org.au, 2016; rowingaustralia.com.au, 2015)
Impairment
At age 12 she contracted a form of autoimmune encephalitis [brain virus], which resulted in spontaneous quadriplegia and uncontrollable muscle contractures. She had to relearn all of her skills and lost all of her memories from age 12 to 18. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Other information
OTHER STUDIES
She has studied speech and audiology at Macquarie University in Sydney, NSW, Australia. (Facebook profile, 05 Jan 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
3 2012 100m T34 19.95
4 2012 200m T34 35.08
5 2016 100m T34 19.05
4 2016 400m T34 1:01.91
4 2016 800m T34 2:04.10
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2013 100m T34 19.93
2 2013 200m T34 33.73
  2015 100m T34  DNS