Jane Sachs

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Jane Sachs
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Sachs with the ball during a match at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics
Personal information
Nationality  Australia
Born (1972-06-19) 19 June 1972 (age 45)
Hobart, Tasmania
Sachs passes the ball during competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics

Jane Sachs (née Webb) (born 19 June 1972) is an Australian wheelchair basketball player, who has won two medals at three Paralympics from 1996 to 2004.

Personal[edit]

Sachs was born in Hobart on 19 June 1972.[1] She competed in running and played netball before an accident at the age of nine, when she fell from a tree and landed on an exposed tree root, breaking her back.[2][3] She works as a consultant for Westpac and lives in Sydney.[4] She is married to but separated from wheelchair basketballer Troy Sachs and the couple have a daughter.[5][6]

Career[edit]

Sachs, a 3 point player, first represented Australia in the national wheelchair basketball squad at the 1989 FESPIC Games.[7] She competed in the 1990 and 1994 Gold Cups, receiving a bronze medal in the latter event, and the 1994 FESPIC Games.[1][8] Her first Paralympics was the 1996 Atlanta Games, where her team came fourth, and she won a bronze medal with her team at the 1998 Gold Cup.[8][9] She won silver medals with her team at the 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens Paralympics.[9][10] She has played for the West Sydney Razorbacks and, most recently, the Stacks Goudkamp Bears (previously the North Sydney Bears).[7][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Australians at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics: wheelchair basketball". Australian Sports Commission. Archived from the original on 19 January 2000. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Hooton, Amanda (29 July 2000). "Two of us". The Sydney Morning Herald. p. 14. 
  3. ^ Suttor, Paul (26 August 1998). "Basketball in sitting style". The Illawarra Mercury. p. 54. Retrieved 23 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Jane Sachs". LinkedIn. Archived from the original on 5 December 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Hamwi, Omar (18 September 2008). "Our Troy sacks Canada and pockets a gold". North Shore Times. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  6. ^ Naar, Tony. "Jane and Troy Sachs". History of the Australian Paralympics Movement email list. Retrieved 23 November 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Athlete Profile". Australian Paralympic Committee. Archived from the original on 10 November 2007. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Jane Webb". Australian Paralympic Committee. Archived from the original on 6 February 2000. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  9. ^ a b Results for Jane Webb from the International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
  10. ^ Results for Jane Sachs from the International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 22 November 2012
  11. ^ "New-look WNWBL ignites this weekend". Basketball Australia. 3 June 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2012.