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Rosemary Little

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T33, F32

Further personal information

Residence
Sydney, NSW, AUS
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Occupational Therapy - University of Sydney: Australia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competing in 2003.

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Australia

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the T34 100m at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Other sports
She has competed in handcycling at international level, and participated in para-rowing at national level. (paralympic.org.au, 2016; rowingaustralia.com.au, 2015)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (paralympic.org.au, 01 Jan 2017)
Impairment
At age 12 she contracted a form of autoimmune encephalitis [brain virus], which resulted in spontaneous quadriplegia and uncontrollable muscle contractures. She had to relearn all of her skills and lost all of her memories from age 12 to 18. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Other information
HIATUS
Following her failure to qualify for the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens and a bout of illness, she took a hiatus from the sport and did not return to it until the end of 2011. (paralympic.org.au, 01 Jan 2017)

OTHER STUDIES
She has studied speech and audiology at Macquarie University in Sydney, NSW, Australia. (Facebook profile, 05 Jan 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T34 Heat 2 2012-08-31 3
Women's 100 m T34 Final Round 2012-08-31 3
Women's 200 m T34 Heat 1 2012-09-06 1
Women's 200 m T34 Final Round 2012-09-06 4
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T34 Final 1 2013-07-20 2
Women's 100 m T34 Final 1 2013-07-22 3
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T34 Final 1 2015-10-22 9999
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T34 Final Round 2016-09-10 5
Women's 400 m T34 Final Round 2016-09-14 4
Women's 800 m T34 Final Round 2016-09-16 4