Madison de Rozario
24 November 1993 |
Perth, Western Australia
|Coached by||Louise Sauvage|
Madison de Rozario (born 24 November 1993) is an Australian Paralympic athlete. At the 2016 Rio Paralympics, she won two silver medals. She has won two gold medals at the World Para Athletics Championships.
She has transverse myelitis, a neurological disease which inflames the spinal cord resulting in her using a wheelchair.
At the age of 14, she competed at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics and won a silver medal in the Women's 4x100 m T53/54 event as part of the Australian team. She also competed in the individual women's T54 100 m and 400 m events. She was coached by former Paralympic athlete Frank Ponta and is currently coached by Louise Sauvage.  She did not win a medal at the 2012 London Paralympics. In 2012 and 2013, she won the Oz Day 10K Wheelchair Road Race. 
At the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, she won the gold medal in the Women's 800m T54 in 1:53.86. It was her first gold medal at a major international competition. She also won a bronze medal in the Women’s 1500m T54 in a time of 3:42.03. 
At the 2016 Rio Paralympics, she won two silver medals. De Rozario won her first individual medal at the Paralympics by winning the silver medal in the Women's 800m T53. In addition, she was a member of the team that won the silver medal in the Women's 4×400 m Relay T53/54.
In November 2016, she was awarded the Wheelchair Sports WA Sport Star of the Year.
At the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in London, England, she won the gold medal in the Women's 5000m T54, silver medal in the Women's 800m T54 and bronze medal in the Women's 1500m T54  
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