Lisa McIntosh

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Lisa McIntosh
301000 - Athletics track 200m T38 Lisa McIntosh gold medal - 3b - 2000 Sydney medal photo.jpg
McIntosh with her gold medal won in the 200 m T38 at the 2000 Summer Paralympics
Personal information
Full name Elizabeth McIntosh
Nationality  Australia
Born (1982-12-16) 16 December 1982 (age 32)
Sandringham, Victoria

Elizabeth "Lisa" McIntosh, OAM[1][2] (born 16 December 1982)[3]is an Australian Paralympian athlete with cerebral palsy, who competes mainly in sprint events.

Personal[edit]

McIntosh was born in the Melbourne suburb of Sandringham on 16 December 1982.[4]She has cerebral palsy which affects her left side.[5]She works as a swimming instructor and lives in the Melbourne suburb of Beaconsfield.[3]

Career[edit]

McIntosh celebrates winning gold in the 200 m T38 at the 2000 Summer Paralympics
Action shot of McIntosh during her gold medal winning sprint in the 200 m T38 event at the 2000 Summer Paralympics

McIntosh first competed for Australia in 1998.[3]At the 2000 Sydney Games, she won three gold medals in the women's 100 m – T38, women's 200 m – T38 and women's 400 m – T38 events,[6]for which she received a Medal of the Order of Australia,.[1] She was named the 2000 Junior Female Paralympian of the Year.[3]At the 2004 Athens Games, she won a silver medal in the women's 200 m – T37 event and a bronze medal in the women's 100 m – T37 event,[6] and finished fifth in the women's 400 m – T38 event.[7] despite recovering from a stress fracture in her left foot.[5] At the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, she won two gold medals in the women's 100 m – T37 and women's 200 m – T37 events.[6] She holds the world record for 100 m, 200 m and 400 m T37.[3]She was named the 2008 Female Paralympian of the Year.[3]

At the IPC Athletics World Championships, she won gold medals in women's 100 m and 200 m T37 events at both the 2002 Lille[8] and 2006 Assen competitions.[9]At the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, she won a gold medal in the Women's 100 m – T37 event.[4] She was an Australian Institute of Sport athletics scholarship holder in 2003.[10] She is taking a break to consider her future in athletics.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "McIntosh, Lisa". It's an Honour. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "AIS Athletes at the Beijing Paralympic Games". Australian Sports Commission. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Lisa McIntosh". Australian Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 22 January 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "McINTOSH Elizabeth". Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Corporation. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Spo: Paralympian 'Jana' determined to run". Australian Sports News Wire (Australian Associated Press). 3 September 2004. 
  6. ^ a b c Lisa McIntosh's profile on paralympic.org, retrieved 22 January 2012.
  7. ^ "Women's 400 m T38 – Results". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Annual Report 2002-2003". Athletics Australia. Athletics Australia. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Annual Report 2006-2007". Athletics Australia. Athletics Australia. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "AIS at the Paralympics". Australian Sports Commission Website. Australian Spports Commission. Retrieved 8 March 2012.