Norma Koplick

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Norma Koplick
Personal information
Nationality  Australia
Born (1973-09-06) 6 September 1973 (age 43)
Brisbane

Norma Koplick (born 6 September 1973)[1] is an Australian Paralympic athlete with an intellectual disability. She won a silver medal at the 2000 Sydney Games in the women's javelin throw F20 event.

She was born on 6 September 1973 in Brisbane, Queensland. [1] Until Grade 3 she attended a mainstream school but then attended John Oxley College, a specialist school. [2] It was at this school she was introduced to sport, particularly athletics and netball. [2]

Her first major international competition was the 1992 Paralympic Games for Persons with Mental Handicap, Madrid, Spain. She competed in the Women's Discus, 100m and Long Jump and did not win a medal.[3] At the 1998 IPC Athletics World Championships, she finished sixth in the Women Shot Put F20. She won a silver medal at the 2000 Sydney Games in the Women's Javelin F20 event and finished sixth in the Women's Shout Put F20.[4] She carried 2000 Olympic Torch and lit the Cauldron in Ipswich. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Athlete's Profile". Australian Paralympic Committee. Archived from the original on 4 December 2000. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Norma Koplick - Paralympics Life Journey". Entertainoz. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Australian Paralympic Federation. "Media Releases Days 1 - 7, September 1992". 
  4. ^ "Norma Koplick". Australian Athletics Historical Results. Retrieved 28 March 2015.