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Louise Ellery

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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F32

Further personal information

Residence
Canberra, ACT, AUS
Occupation
Athlete, Writer
Languages
English, French, Spanish
Higher education
Business, Human Resources - Canberra Institute of Technology: Australia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2002 in Canberra, ACT, Australia. She began competing in 2003.
Why this sport?
She started athletics as a form of rehabilitation and physical activity.
Name of coach
June Ellery [mother]

International debut

Year
2004
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Athens, GRE

General interest

Hobbies
Playing scrabble, listening to music. (athletics.com.au, 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Achieving a seated shot put world record and winning gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her mother June Ellery. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Australian wheelchair racers Eliza Stankovic and Louise Sauvage, US surfer Kelly Slater. (paralympic.org.au, 2016; Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
Before competing she listens to music at the maximum volume and sings loudly. Also before taking to the field she looks at the key ring that her late brother gave to her. (athletics.com.au, 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always do your best." (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
She was named the Outstanding Athlete with an Impairment by Australian Capital Territory [ACT] Athletics for the 2003/04, 2009/10 and 2010/11 seasons. (paralympic.org.au, 09 Sep 2012)

She received an ACT Sports Star of the Month Award in 2005. (paralympic.org.au, 22 Dec 2009)

She was named the 2005 Outstanding Senior Female Athlete of the Year by ACT Athletics. (paralympic.org.au, 22 Dec 2009)
Famous relatives
Her brother competed in swimming at national level, and her sister played water polo at national level. (paralympic.org.au, 09 Sep 2012)
Impairment
She sustained a brain injury from a car accident in 1998, which left her in a coma for five months and resulted in quadriplegia. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015; paralympic.org.au, 09 Sep 2012)
Other information
WRITER
She wrote the script for a short film titled 'With Little Hope', which is based on how she overcame her accident and became a world record holder and a Paralympic medallist. The film featured at the Hong Kong World International Film Festival. (With Little Hope Facebook page, 10 Sep 2016; 06 Oct 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F32-34/52/53 Final Round 6
Women's Discus Throw F32-34/51-53 Final Round 9999
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F32-34/52/53 Final Round 6
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Club Throw F31/32/51 Final 2011-01-22 5
Women's Shot Put F32-34 Final 2011-01-23 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Club Throw F31/32/51 Final Round 2012-09-01 8
Women's Shot Put F32-34 Final Round 2012-09-06 2
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Club Throw F31/32/51 Final 1 2013-07-24 14
Women's Shot Put F32-34 Final 1 2013-07-26 6
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F32 Final 1 2015-10-30 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F32 Final Round 2016-09-17 3
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F32 Final 1 2017-07-15 6