Louise Sauvage didn’t grow up with Paralympic ambitions but she has been breaking records and challenging stereotypes in Australian sport since she made her first international team at 16 years old.
Louise grew up swimming and playing basketball but it’s on the track where she made a name for herself. She took home 9 Paralympic Gold medals, won the Boston Marathon 4 times, she was inducted of the International Paralympic Hall of Fame and was awarded legend status in the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.
Louise joins host Sam Squiers to discuss moving from shorter race distances into the marathon, retiring and transitioning to life as a coach, coaching Madison de Rozario to victory in the Tokyo Games and challenging airlines to become more accessible for wheelchair users.
Growing up with a rare nerve condition meant Ella Sabljak could write her own rules for what she could achieve. Ella joins Sam Squiers to discuss falling in love with wheelchair basketball as a kid (but not getting to play until later in life), missing out on the 2016 Rio Olympics and how she’s helping to make school sports more inclusive.
Five-time Gold medallist Madison de Rozario has loved wheelchair racing since she first sat in a racing chair at 12 years old. Madison joins host Sam Squiers to discuss the rare illness that led to her wheelchair racing career, being coached by her sporting hero, Louise Sauvage, and what it means to her to be the 2020 Barbie “Shero”
Paralympic Gold medallist, Ellie Cole, started swimming as rehabilitation after her left leg was amputated due to cancer. Ellie joins Sam Squiers to discuss growing up with a prosthetic limb, returning to the pool and winning Gold after a double shoulder reconstruction and why she gifted her niece an Ellie Cole Barbie.
These women will inspire, captivate and have you jumping off the couch cheering them on while shouting at the TV. And they’re just a handful of the amazing athletes competing in the green and gold in Rio.
Paralympian, author & founder of “Join the Revolution” campaign Jessica Salamati (nee Smith) is on a mission to empower young women. In a moving and gripping letter she sends a powerful message to her younger self.
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Australian dual Paralympic medalist, Jessica Gallagher grew up with a passion for sport, but when she was 17 she was diagnosed with a …
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