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Rachael Dodds

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T35

Further personal information

Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competing in 2007.
Why this sport?
Her physiotherapist Tanya Winter introduced her to athletics.
Club / Team
QEII Track Club: Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Name of coach
Iryna Dvoskina [national], UKR

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Australia

General interest

Hero / Idol
New Zealand's ultra-distance runner Lisa Tamati. (paralympic.org.au, 01 Jun 2011)
Awards and honours
She was named the South East Advertiser's Young Star of 2011/12. (chac.qld.edu.au, 11 Jul 2012)

She received the Athlete with an Impairment Award at the 2011 Queensland Sports Awards in Australia. (couriermail.com.au, 29 Nov 2011)
Impairment
She was born three months premature with cerebral palsy. (couriermail.com.au, 03 Dec 2011; paralympic.org.au, 30 Jan 2011)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
She is an ambassador for Choice, Passion and Life, a non-profit organisation that provides support and services to children and adults with impairments across Queensland and New South Wales in Australia. (cpl.org.au, 05 Jun 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T35 Final 2011-01-25 2
Women's 200 m T35 Final 2011-01-28 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T35 Final Round 2012-08-31 7
Women's 100 m T35 Final Round 2012-09-07 5