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Louise Ellery

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Louise Ellery
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2016 Australian Paralympic Team portrait of Ellery
Personal information
Born 4 January 1977

Louise Ellery (born 4 January 1977) is an Australian Paralympic athlete, Commonwealth Games gold medalist and world record holder in F32 Shot put for elite athletes with a disability. At the 2016 Rio Paralympics, she won a bronze medal.[1] [2]

Personal[edit]

She suffered a Traumatic brain injury following a car crash in 1998. She competes in the F32 class (severe to moderate quadriplegia, but with athletes usually able to functionally propel a manual wheelchair). In Sydney in 2005, Ellery broke the world record in seated shot put at the National Championships.

Athletics[edit]

Ellery at the 2012 London Paralympics
Ellery at the 2012 London Paralympics

Paralympic Games[edit]

At the 2004 Athletics Paralympics, she finished sixth in the Women's Shot Put F32-34/52-53.[3] She finished again in the Women's Shot Put F32-34/52-53 at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics.[3] At the 2012 London Games, she won the silver medal in the Women's Shot Put F32-34 with a throw of 5.90 m. She finished eighth in the Women's Club Throw F31/32/51.[3] At the 2016 Summer Paralympics, Ellery won Bronze in the Women's Shot Put F32 with a throw of 4.19.[1]


IPC World Championships[edit]

At the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, she won the bronze medal in the Women's Shot Put F32-34 with a throw of 6.31m and finished fifth in the Women's Club Throw F31/32/51. She did not medal at the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon.[3] At the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, she won the bronze medal in the Women's Shot Put F32 with a throw of 4.53m.[4]

Commonwealth Games[edit]

Louise Ellery with her gold medal

Ellery won gold medal in the women’s F32–34/52/53 shot put, as a competitor in the F32 class, again breaking the world record with a throw of 6.17 metres. This was Australia’s first gold medal in the track and field events at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games which took place at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi.[5]

In 2015/16, she has an ACT Academy of Sport scholarship.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Women's Shot Put - F32 - Standings, rio2016.com, 18 September 2016
  2. ^ "Australian Paralympic Athletics Team announced". Australian Paralympic Committee News, 2 August 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Louise Ellery". International Paralympic Committee Athletics profiles. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Doha 2015". Athletics Australia website. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Shot put gold for Ellery | APC Corporate". Paralympic.org.au. 2010-10-07. Retrieved 2011-12-21. 
  6. ^ "Individual Athlete Program". ACT Academy of Sport. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 

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