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Ella Azura Pardy

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T38

Further personal information

Residence
Duncraig, AUS
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics at age 15 in Perth, WA, Australia.
Why this sport?
"I really enjoy it. I like to train and improve myself."
Club / Team
University of Western Australia Athletics Club : Australia
Name of coach
Danny Kevan [personal]

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
Commonwealth Games
Location
Glasgow, SCO

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time with friends, listening to music, singing, volunteering. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Receiving fan mail following her bronze medal win in the women's T35-38 4x100m relay at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (abc.net.au, 19 Jan 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Australian sprinter Cathy Freeman, Australian wheelchair racer Kurt Fearnley. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019; paralympic.org.au, 30 Sep 2019)
Injuries
She broke her ankle in 2013. (uwaac.com.au, 24 Jul 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It always seems impossible until it's done." [Nelson Mandela] (paralympic.org.au, 30 Sep 2019)
Awards and honours
She has been named Female Track Athlete of the Year at the University of Western Australia Athletics Awards on three occasions. (keeleyscause.org.au, 07 Dec 2020; uwaac.com.au, 15 May 2018; news.uwa.edu.au, 04 May 2017)
Ambitions
To win an individual medal at the Paralympic Games and the world championships. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Impairment
She was born with cerebral palsy due to a lack of oxygen at birth. At age three she was diagnosed with autism. (paralympic.org.au, 01 Jan 2016; Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Other information
AMBASSADOR
She has served as an ambassador for 'Keeley's Cause', an autism charity in Australia. (perthnow.com.au, 05 Oct 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T38 Final 1 2015-10-22 5
Women's 200 m T38 Final 1 2015-10-29 5
Women's 4x100 m T35-38 Final 1 2015-10-31 9999
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T38 Heat 1 2016-09-08 3
Women's 100 m T38 Final Round 2016-09-09 6
Women's 4x100 m T35-38 Final Round 2016-09-15 3
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T38 Final 1 2017-07-15 5
Women's 100 m T38 Final 1 2017-07-22 6