Angie Ballard
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Angie Ballard

Australian Paralympic Athlete
Female
Born Jun 6, 1982
Age 33
Hometown Canberra

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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Timeline

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
She also won three gold medals in the IPC Athletics World Championships, two relay golds in 1998, and an individual gold in the 100 m event in 2002. … Read More
In the 400 m, she won gold in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2008 and 2010, silver in 2004 and bronze in 2002 and 2006.
2000 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Ballard competed in Sydney in the 2000 Summer Paralympics but did not win any medals, placing fourth in both the 100 m and 200 m events; she was also a torch bearer, and featured in the entertainment section of the opening ceremony, where she circled the track in the air, suspended by a blimp and giant inflated angels. … Read More

TWENTIES

2002 20 Years Old In the 2002 World Championships, she won gold in the 100 m. … Read More
2004 22 Years Old At the 2004 games, she won a bronze medal in the T53 100 m, behind Tanni Grey-Thompson and Francesca Porcellato.
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
2011 29 Years Old After a couple of sub-par competition results in 2011, Ballard made big changes to her diet, gloves, technique, chair position, and training regime.

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
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