Madeleine Hogan

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Madeleine Hogan
180411 - Madeleine Hogan - 3b - 2012 Team processing.jpg
2012 Australian Paralympic Team portrait of Hogan
Personal information
Nationality  Australia
Born (1988-12-08) 8 December 1988 (age 27)
Ferntree Gully, Victoria
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Javelin
Club Knox Athletics Club

Madeleine Hogan (born 8 December 1988) is a Paralympian 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]

Personal[edit]

She was born on 8 December 1988 without the lower half of her left arm. [1] She has studied Exercise and Sport Science at Deakin University. [1]

Career[edit]

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

Hogan was participated in school sport 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.[2] She had previously ruptured her other knee. [2]

She is coached by John Eden [2] and is a Victorian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.[3]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Results for Madeleine Hogan from the International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 6 October 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Doha 2015". Athletics Australia. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Madeleine Hogan". Victorian Institute of Sport. Retrieved 29 October 2015. 

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