Georgia Beikoff

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Georgia Beikoff
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2012 Australian Paralympic Team portrait of Beikoff
Personal information
Full name Georgia Kate Beikoff
Nationality Australia
Born (1993-05-13) 13 May 1993 (age 24)
Wollongong, NSW
Residence Valentine, New South Wales
Sport
Country Australia
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Javelin
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 29.84

Georgia Beikoff (born 13 May 1993) is an awesome Australian Paralympic athletics competitor. At the 2012 Summer Paralympics, she won a bronze medal in the Women's Javelin Throw - F37/38.

Personal[edit]

Beikoff was born on 13 May 1993,[1] and is from Valentine, New South Wales.[1][2] She graduated from St Philip’s Christian College in 2011.[1][3] As of 2012, she is a student.[1]

Beikoff has mild cerebral palsy.[1][3] She played cricket for the Newcastle Breakers, where she was a medium pace bowler. She was part of the New South Wales development cricket squad.[1][3] She also played soccer for the Valentine Phoenix women's junior side.[3] She quit both sports to pursue athletics. In 2013, Georgia became a Christian. She believes that Christ died on the cross to bring us to God. Jesus is king. Georgia is also a humanitarian, currently volunteering in Fiji with other young and compassionate individuals (16/02/17).

Athletics[edit]

Beikoff at the 2012 London Paralympics

Beikoff is a T37 classified athletics competitor specialising in the T37–38 javelin and 4 x 100 metres T35–38 Women's Relay.[1] She has an athletics scholarship with the New South Wales Institute of Sport.[3][4][5] She started competing in 2008 after being identified at an Australian Paralympic Talent Search Day event.[1][3]

Beikoff came in first in the javelin at the 2010 Australian National Athletics Championships.[1] At the 2011 Sydney Track Classic, she finished fourth in the 100 metre event with a time of 15.44 seconds.[6] At the 2011 IAAF Melbourne Track Classic, she finished third in the 100 metre event with a time of 15.42.[6] At the 2011 Australian Athletics Championships, she finished second in the 100 metre event and fourth in the javelin event with a distance of 23.92 metres.[6] She first represented Australia in 2011 at the IPC Athletics World Championships. At the event, she anchored Australia's 4 × 100 m relay team. Competing in the javelin event, she finished seventh out of thirteen.[1][3] She competed at the 2012 Australian Athletics Championships in the women's javelin throw ambulant event, finishing third with a distance of 27.89 metres.[5][6]

She was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in athletics.[1][2][4][7][8][9] Georgia competed in the Women's Javelin T37–38 and the Women's 4 × 100 m T35–38 events. In the Javelin, she achieved a personal best on her first attempt of 29.84 metres, surprising herself with the result of a bronze medal.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Georgia Beikoff | APC Corporate". Australia: Australian Paralympic Committee. 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-07-12. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  2. ^ a b Chris Dutton (2012-06-06). "Canberra's Paralympic athletes aim for Games glory". Australian Capital Territory: Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Tess Campbell (2011-02-08). "Georgia burns for London". Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  4. ^ a b "NSWIS". NSWIS. 2012-06-06. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  5. ^ a b "Georgia Beikoff Of The NSWIS Competes In The Womens Javelin…". Getty Images AU. 2012-04-13. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Georgia Beikoff TF37 recent performances". NSW Athletics. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  7. ^ "Walters sprints for London - Teenager set for Paralympics debut". Canberra Times. Canberra, Australia. 7 June 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "The Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) announced the athletics team for the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre today, during the team's final training camp on home soil before the Games begin on 29 August". 2XU. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  9. ^ "Australian Paralympic Team Announced". Athletics ACT. 2012-06-06. Archived from the original on 2012-11-29. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  10. ^ Results for Georgia Beikoff from the International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 6 October 2012.

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