Tamara Nowitzki

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Tamara Nowitzki
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Action shot of Nowitzki in the pool at the 2000 Summer Paralympics
Personal information
Nationality  Australia
Born 22 May 1976
Brisbane, Queensland

Tamara Leigh Nowitzki (born 22 May 1976) is a Paralympic swimming competitor from Australia and a silver medalist at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics..


She was born in Brisbane. [1] At the age of 13 months she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy.[2] Nowitzki attended Ferny Grove High School. [2] She was diagnosed with Dopa-responsive dystonia when she was 25 years old. [2]


At the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics, she finished fifth in the Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB7. Nowitzki went on to win a silver medal at the 2000 Sydney Games in the Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 event.[3] At the 2000 Paralympics she was coached by Brendan Keogh. [4]


In 2000, she was awarded the Australian Sports Medal[5] and in 2013 she was recognised at the Dickson Citizen of the Year.[6]

In 2012 Nowitzki released her autobiography 'No Ordinary Girl' to reduce the stigma of dopa-responsive dystonia and mental illness.[2]


  1. ^ Australian Media Guide : 2000 Paralympic Games. Sydney: Australian Paralympic Committee. 2000. 
  2. ^ a b c d OLIVER, LEE. "Swimmer’s Story Splashed Over Pages Of New Book". Retrieved 17 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Athlete Search Results". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Degun, Tom. "Keogh steps down as Swimming Australia Paralympic head coach". Retrieved 17 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "Tamara Leigh Nowitzki". It's an Honour website. Retrieved 17 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "Dickson Citizen of the Year- Tamara Nowitzki". Hon. Peter Dutton website. Retrieved 17 September 2015. 

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