Felicity Johnson

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Felicity Johnson
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2012 Australian Paralympic Team portrait of Johnson
Personal information
Nationality  Australia
Born 30 May 1971
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Sport
Disability class B3

Felicity Jane Johnson OAM (born 30 May 1971) is an Australian Paralympic tandem cyclist, who won a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing and a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London.

Personal[edit]

Felicity Jane Johnson was born on 30 May 1971 with a visual impairment.[1][2] Her early sporting career was as a track and field athlete and she won two silver medals in the 800 m at the FESPIC Games. She is employed as a support worker with Can Do for Kids, an organisation established for children with sensory disabilities.[1]

Career[edit]

Stephanie Morton and Felicity Johnson riding at the announcement of the 2012 Australian Paralympic cycling team, at which they will be competing.
Felicity Johnson

Johnson won a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Games in the Women's 1 km Time Trial B VI 1–3 event with her pilot Katie Parker.[3] At the 2012 London Paralympics, she won a gold medal in the Women's 1 km Time Trial B with her pilot Stephanie Morton.[3]

In 2014, she was paired with pilot Holly Takos and competed in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games where the South Australian duo placed fourth.

Recognition[edit]

Johnson won the National Achievement Award for Best Newcomer in 2007, and was twice named Blind Sportsperson of the Year, in 2010 an 2011.[1] In 2012, she was a finalist for the Australian Paralympian of the Year award[4] She was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the 2014 Australia Day Honours "for service to sport as a Gold Medallist at the London 2012 Paralympic Games."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Felicity Johnson". Australian Paralympic Committee Team Profile. Archived from the original on 4 July 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Australia Day honours list 2014: in full". Daily Telegraph. 26 January 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Results for Felicity Johnson from the International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Freney favourite to win top Paralympian". Australian Associated Press. 5 November 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 

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