Carol Cooke6 August 1961
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After a decade competing in Para cycling, Carol Cooke is arguably in the best moment of his career.
The Australian most recently extended her dominance in the T2 category by taking two golds at the 2017 Road World Championships in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
But before becoming a cyclist and representing Australia, Canadian-born Cooke was a keen swimmer.
She was part of the Canadian national swimming team and was hoping to compete at the Moscow 1980 Olympics before her country boycotted the Games. She moved to Australia in 1994 and was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998.
Shortly after taking up the sport, Cooke won both the trial and road racing events at the 2011 Australian Road Championships.
She won gold medals in both the road race and time trial at the 2011 Road World Cup in Australia and silver medals in the same events at that year's Road World Championships in Denmark.
In 2013 and 2014 she won both the time trial and road race events at the Road World Championships.
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