Angie Ballard
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Angie Ballard

Australian Paralympic Athlete
Female
Born Jun 6, 1982

Angie Ballard is an Australian Paralympic athlete who competes in T53 wheelchair sprint events. She became a paraplegic at age 7 as the result of a car accident. She began competing in wheelchair racing in 1994, and first represented Australia in 1998. She participated in the 2000 Summer Paralympics, won a bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Paralympics and a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Paralympics, and is in Australia's "shadow squad" for the 2012 Summer Paralympics.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Angie Ballard.

CHILDHOOD

1982 Birth Born in 1982.

TEENAGE

1994 12 Years Old She began competing in wheelchair racing in 1994, and first represented Australia in 1998. … Read More
1997 15 Years Old …  By 1997, she started taking the sport more seriously and began setting records in Australian athletics for her classification. … Read More
1998 16 Years Old In August 1998, Ballard competed at the International Paralympic Committee World Championships in Birmingham, England, where she was part of the gold medal winning Australian women's 4 x100 m and 4x400 m relay teams. … Read More
2000 18 Years Old 1 More Event
By 2000, she held national records in the T53 100 m and 200 m events.

TWENTIES

2002 20 Years Old 1 More Event
From 2002 she held a sports scholarship at the University of Sydney, where she was coached by Andrew Dawes (Christie's husband). … Read More
2004 22 Years Old 1 More Event
After Sauvage retired from competitive wheelchair athletics following the 2004 Games, she became Ballard's coach. her training partner is Madison de Rozario. … Read More
2008 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Her goal for the 2008 Beijing Paralympics was to set a personal best, but she also had eyes on a medal. … Read More

THIRTIES

2012 30 Years Old She entered the 2012 London Paralympics ranked world number one in both the T53 100 m and 200 m. … Read More
2013 31 Years Old At the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France, she won silver medals in the Women's 100 m, Women's 200 m and Women's 800 m T53 and a bronze medal in the 400 m T53.
2014 32 Years Old 1 More Event
…  She graduated and received an Alumni Award in 2014.
2015 33 Years Old At the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, Ballard won gold medals in the Women's 200m T53 in a championship record time of 29.33 and the Women's 400m T53. … Read More
2016 34 Years Old 1 More Event
She represented Australia at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. … Read More
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