Torita Isaac

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Torita Isaac
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2012 Australian Paralympic Team portrait of Isaac
Personal information
Nationality Australia
Born (1995-07-05) 5 July 1995 (age 19)
Sport
Country Australia
Sport Paralympic athletics
Club Jimboomba Athletics Club
Coached by Paul

Torita Isaac (born 5 July 1995) is an Indigenous Australian athlete. She was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in athletics in the 100 metre, 200 metre and 4 x 100m events.[1] She did not medal at the 2012 Games.

Personal[edit]

Isaac was born on 5 July 1995.[2] She is from Jimboomba, Queensland.[3][4] She has cerebral palsy.[4] She has fractured her legs eleven times.[5] She has broken both arms falling off a horse.[5]

Athletics[edit]

Isaac is an athlete,[2][3][5] specialising in sprints.[6] She has been classified as a T13 before being reclassified to T38.[4][5] She is a member of Jimboomba Athletics Club.[4]

Isaac competed in the 2012 Sydney Track Classic, 2012 Brisbane Track Classic and the 2012 Adelaide Track Classic.[7] She was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in athletics[5][8] in the 100 metre, 200 metre and 4 x 100m events.[4][9] She did not medal at the 2012 Games.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://tracker.org.au/2012/08/shining-stars-on-the-road-to-the-paralympics/
  2. ^ a b "Torita Isaac". Australia: Australian Paralympic Committee. 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Kay, Ross (2012-08-09). "Who are our Queensland Paralympians? - ABC Wide Bay Qld — Australian Broadcasting Corporation". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Boswell, Tom (2012-07-11). "London looms for Jimboomba athlete Torita Isaac | News, events and sport for Logan". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Aug. 7, 2012, 3:44 a.m. (2012-08-07). "Isaac ready for London". Moree Champion. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  6. ^ "Sullivan named among final seven for Australian London 2012 athletics team | Athletics News". insideworldparasport.biz. 2012-07-20. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  7. ^ "Torita Isaac recent performances". Nswathletics.info. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  8. ^ "Torita Isaac | 98.9 FM For The Best Country". 989 FM. 2012-07-30. Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  9. ^ "Paralympics Team List". BigPond Sport. 2012-01-06. Retrieved 2012-08-16.