Amanda Reid

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Amanda Reid
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Reid at the 2011 Oceania Paralympic Championships
Personal information
Full name Amanda Reid
Nationality  Australia
Born (1996-11-12) 12 November 1996 (age 20)
Blaxland, New South Wales, Australia
Sport
Sport Swimming
Classifications S14, SB14, SM14 and S8 (Swimming); C2 (Cycling)

Amanda Reid (born 12 November 1996) is an Australian Paralympic swimmer and cyclist. She represented Australia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in swimming.[1][2] At the 2016 Summer Paralympics, she won a silver medal in the Women's 500 m Time Trial C1–3.[3][4]

Personal[edit]

Reid was born 12 November 1996.[2] She is from Blaxland, New South Wales.[5][6] Reid has heritage from the Wemba-Wemba and Guringee people. [7]

Career[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Reid was an S14 classified swimmer.[2] She was classified as an S8 swimmer for the 2015 New South Wales Multi-Class Championships.[8] She was a member of Woy Woy Swim club.[9][10] At the 2010 Australian All Schools Swimming Championships, she won ten medals,[6] eight of which were gold.[11] She competed at the 2011 Global Games as a fourteen-year-old.[12] She was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in swimming[2] competing in the S14 100 metre breaststroke event.[9]

Cycling[edit]

After the 2012 London Paralympics, she transferred to cycling. At her first major international competition, she won a silver medal in the Women's C2 500 m Time Trial at the 2016 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Montichiari, Italy.[13]

At the 2016 Summer Paralympics, she won a silver medal in the Women's 500 m Time Trial C1–3.[4] Her other results were 11th in both the Women's Road Time trial C1–3 and Women's Road Race C1-3.[4]

At the 2017 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Los Angeles, Reid won gold medals in the Women's 500 m Time Trial C2 and Women's 3 km Individual Pursuit C2 and a silver medal in the Women's Scratch Race C1–3.[14]

In 2016, she is a New South Wales Institute of Sport scholarship holder.[15]

Recognition[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Paralympic Committee. Amanda Reid Biography (See "Biography" tab)
  2. ^ a b c d "Amanda Fowler". Australia: Australian Paralympic Committee. 2012. Archived from the original on 4 July 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Walsh, Scott (30 May 2016). "Five-time gold medallist Kieran Modra facing unusual 'first' in storied Paralympics career". Adelaide Advertiser. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "Amanda Reid". Rio Paralympics Official site. Retrieved 15 November 2016. 
  5. ^ Cleggett, Michael (18 July 2012). "Meet our Mountains Olympians". Blue Mountains Gazette. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Georgakopoulos, Chris. "Blaxland girl eyes Paralympics". Penrith Press. 
  7. ^ a b Zhou, Naaman (1 July 2017). "Naidoc awards: Dianne Ryder, Ollie George and Patty Mills among winners". The Guardian Australian Ed. Retrieved 3 July 2017. 
  8. ^ Swimming NSW 2015 Swimming NSW MC Championships – 10/10/2015 Page 12
  9. ^ a b Brady, Justin (8 August 2012). "Leo gets set for Games". Penrith City Gazette. 
  10. ^ Brady, Justin (29 June 2011). "Pooled talent offers bright future". Penrith Star. Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  11. ^ Brady, Justin (8 July 2010). "Swimmer breaks eight records". Penrith Star. Archived from the original on 4 March 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  12. ^ Herbertson, Lisa (18 October 2011). "JUNIOR SPORTS STAR: Blaxland swimmer looking to London Olympics". Penrith Press. 
  13. ^ "Tandem gold to Modra & Edwards at Para Track Worlds". Cycling Australia News. 19 March 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016. 
  14. ^ "2017 Para-Cycling Track World Championships". Veloresults website. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  15. ^ "Five NSWIS Para-cyclists pedalling towards Rio". New South Wales Institute of Sport website. 31 May 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2016. [permanent dead link]

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