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MOORE Jemima
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderWomen
Age26
Place of BirthGeelong, AUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T54
Further Personal Information
Residence
Canberra, ACT, AUS
Occupation
Child Carer
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competing in 2007.
Club / Team
Athletics Chilwell: Geelong, VIC, AUS
Name of coach
Fred Periac [personal]
Senior International Debut
Year
2008
Competing for
Australia
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Her family, Australian teammate Richard Colman and coach Mandi Cole. (paralympic.org.au, 30 Jan 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Only from the valley does the mountain look high." (paralympic.org.au, 05 Jan 2010)
Impairment
She has incomplete paraplegia as the result of the effects of a spinal virus contracted at age six. (athletics.com.au, 22 Jan 2011)
Other information
RIO RELAY
She was part of the Australian women's T53/54 4x400m relay team that initially finished third at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, behind teams from the Peoples' Republic of China and the United States. But the Australians were disqualified after the race due to one of their racers straying out of their lane. The Australian team lodged an official protest that was upheld by the International Paralympic Committee [IPC], who disqualified the United States team for interference and promoted the reinstated Australians to silver. (IPC Results Database, 2017; geelongadvertiser.com.au, 16 Sep 2016; paralympic.org.au, 16 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
11 2008 200m T54 32.99
2 2008 4 x 100m Relay T53-54 1:01.91
Round 1 2016 100m T54 18.39
Round 1 2016 400m T54 1:00.24
2 2016 4 x 400m Relay T53-54 3:46.63
Round 1 2016 800m T54 1:54.37
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2011 100m T54 18.78
8 2011 200m T54 33.83
9 2011 1500m T54 3:42.83
10 2011 400m T54 1:04.71
10 2017 1500m T54 3:30.94
10 2017 400m T54 59.23
10 2017 800m T54 1:56.89