Tania Modra

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Tania Modra
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Modra (shown right) and her cycling partner Sarnya Parker (left) with their gold medals won at the 2000 Summer Paralympics
Personal information
Full name Tania Modra
Nationality  Australia
Born 14 January 1975 (1975-01-14) (age 42)
Port Lincoln, South Australia
Action shot of Tania Modra (pilot) and Sarnya Parker on their way to winning gold in the 2000 Summer Paralympics Women's Tandem 1 km Time Trial

Tania Modra, OAM[1] (born 14 January 1975)[2] is an Australian Paralympic tandem cycling pilot. She was born in Port Lincoln, South Australia.[2] Eighteen months before the 2000 Sydney Games, her brother, visually impaired Paralympic tandem cyclist Kieran Modra, introduced her to tandem cyclist Sarnya Parker, despite Modra's lack of competitive cycling experience, and she became Parker's pilot.[3] She won two gold medals at the Sydney Paralympics with Parker in the Women's 1 km Time Trial Tandem open and Women's Individual Pursuit Tandem open events,[4][5] for which she received a Medal of the Order of Australia;[1] the pair broke the world record in both events.[6]


  1. ^ a b "MODRA, Tania, OAM". It's an Honour. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Athlete's Profile". Australian Paralympic Committee. Archived from the original on 5 December 2000. Retrieved 23 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Pedal pals in hot seat". The Advertiser. 17 October 2000. p. 70. 
  4. ^ "Athlete Search Results". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Brilliant double for duo". The Herald Sun. 23 October 2000. p. 58. 
  6. ^ Ryan, Melissa (22 October 2000). "Another record as pair cut a golden swathe". The Age. p. 8.