"By speaking up I hope to show that even athletes are vulnerable; it's ok to have fears, but we can't let our fears stop us from progressing."
Madi de Rozario
Madison de Rozario
Sport: Athletics

Madison was first encouraged to begin wheelchair racing by Australian Paralympic Hall of Fame inductee Frank Ponta.

She made her Paralympic debut more than 10 years ago as the youngest athlete on the 2008 Australian Paralympic Team. She is the first Australian to win the elite women’s wheelchair race at the London Marathon, which she did in 2018. With three Paralympic silver medals and 10 World Championships medals under her belt, Madison is the reigning women’s 800m T53 world champion and has never been more ready to contest gold at the Paralympic Games.

Madison believes it’s important to get proactive with mental health and is currently working on reframing negative thoughts and focusing more on the positive ones.

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