Madeleine Hogan

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Madeleine Hogan
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2016 Australian Paralympic Team portrait of Hogan
Personal information
Nickname(s) Maddy
Nationality  Australia
Born (1988-12-08) 8 December 1988 (age 29)
Ferntree Gully, Victoria
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Javelin
Club Knox Athletics Club

Madeleine Hogan (born 8 December 1988) is a Paralympic athlete from Australia competing mainly in category F42/F46 javelin throw events. She has won bronze medals at the 2008 Summer Paralympics and 2012 Summer Paralympics.[1] She represented Australia at the 2016 Rio Paralympics in athletics.[2]

Early life[edit]

Madeleine was born in the Melbourne suburb of Ferntree Gully, situated in the Dandenong Ranges, on 8 December 1988, without the lower half of her left arm.[1] She has two younger siblings, Brock and Courtney. As a teenager between 2001 and 2006, Madeleine completed years 7 through 12 at Brentwood Secondary College in Glen Waverley. After graduation, she went on to study Exercise and Sport Science at Deakin University.[1]


Hogan at the 2012 London Paralympics
Hogan at the 2012 London Paralympics

Hogan was highly involved in sport whilst in school and her ability identified in an athletics talent search day in 2005. She took up athletics seriously in 2006.[1] She is a member of the Knox Athletics Club in Melbourne.[1]

At the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, she won the bronze medal in the Women's Javelin F46. Prior to the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, she tore a tendon in her right throwing arm but overcame the injury to win the gold medal in the Women's Javelin F46 with a distance of 37.79 m.[1] Hogan’s winning throw was four metres better than her nearest rivals Natalia Gudkova (33.65m) of Russia, in silver position, and Hollie Beth Arnold (32.45m) of Great Britain, in bronze. At the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, Hogan won a bronze medal in the Women's Javelin F46.[1]

She was forced to withdraw from the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha due to rupturing her anterior cruciate ligament whilst training for the Women's Javelin F47 event.[3] She had previously ruptured her other knee.[3]

She is coached by John Eden[3] and is a Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.[4]

She represented Victoria in cricket at the U19 national championships as a spin bowler and plays golf.[1]

Since her knee surgery in early November 2015 Hogan successfully recovered from rehab and competed in the 2016 Rio Paralympics.[5] She placed 5th overall in the F46 Javelin throw.[6]

In the wake of Maddy's success in Rio, on 2 May 2017, she announced her retirement.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Results for Madeleine Hogan from the International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 6 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Australian Paralympic Athletics Team announced". Australian Paralympic Committee News, 2 August 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Doha 2015". Athletics Australia. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Madeleine Hogan". Victorian Institute of Sport. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Paralympic javelin thrower Madeleine Hogan has all-but qualified for her third Paralympics, 7 months after a knee reconstruction – her second in 3 years". SBS News. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  6. ^ "F45/46 Women's Javelin throw results". 2016 Rio Paralympics Website. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Farewell Maddy". Athletics Australia. Retrieved 11 November 2017.

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