Australia names 12 para-athletes for Glasgow 2014

Kurt Fearnley, Madison de Rozario and Angie Ballard are amongst the big name Australians set to compete at the Commonwealth Games. 09 Jun 2014
Australia's Angela Ballard and Madison de Rozario after taking second and third in the women's 800m T53 final at the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships

Angela Ballard and Madison de Rozario of Australia after taking second and third in the women's 800m T53 final at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France.

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By Athletics Australia

With less than 50 days to go until the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Australia have named 12 para-athletes as part of their 103 strong track and field squad.

Amongst the team is multi world and Paralympic champion Kurt Fearnley who is likely to go head-to-head with England’s David Weir over the 1,500m T54. Two-time T53 Paralympic champion Richard Colman also features as does Richard Nicholson.

World bronze medallist from Lyon 2013 Madison de Rozario will compete in the women’s 1,500m T54 alongside teammate Angie Ballard and Christie Dawes.

The 12 para-athletes named in the squad are:


T37 100m: Sean Roberts (SA)

T54 1500m: Richard Colman (Vic), Kurt Fearnley (NSW), Richard Nicholson (ACT)

F42/44 discus throw: Paul Raison (SA), Don Elgin (Vic)


T54 1500m: Madison de Rozario (WA), Christie Dawes (NSW), Angela Ballard (NSW)

T37/38 long jump: Jodi Elkington (NSW), Rae Anderson (NSW), Ella Pardy (WA)

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will take place between will take place between 23 July and 3 August. The event features five para-sports: athletics, cycling, lawn bowls, powerlifting and swimming.