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Jacqueline Freney named Young Australian of the Year 2014

Jacqueline Freney named Young Australian of the Year 2014 http://www.australianwomenonline.com/jacqueline-freney-named-young-australian-of-the-year-2014/

Rollers emphatic in Paralympic opener | London 2012 - Official Australian Paralympic Team Website

Rollers emphatic in Paralympic opener

Rollers to face USA in semi-finals | London 2012 - Official Australian Paralympic Team Website

Rollers to face USA in semi-finals

Silver medallist Heather Frederiksen of Great Britain, gold medallist Jessica Long of the United States and bronze medallist Maddison Elliott of Australia pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's 400m Freestyle - S8 Final on Day 2

Silver medallist Heather Frederiksen of Great Britain, gold medallist Jessica Long of the United States and bronze medallist Maddison Elliott of Australia pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's Freestyle - Final on Day 2

From left: Katherine Downie, Ellie Cole and Maddison Elliot of Australia celebrate as teammate Jacqueline Freney wins them the gold medal in the Women's 4x100m Freestyle 34 Points final on day 5 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Aquatics Center on Sept. 3. (Clive Rose/Getty Images) #

Paralympics 2012

Katherine Downie, Ellie Cole and Maddison Elliot of Australia celebrate as teamate Jacqueline Freney wins them the gold medal in the Women's Freestyle. Image by Clive Rose / Getty Images

WHEN Ahmed Kelly was told he was leaving Iraq for treatment in Australia, he envisaged a sterile life condemned to a hospital bed. Now the North Melbourne resident, who was born with disabilities in all four of his limbs, is heading to London for a tilt at swimming glory at his first Paralympics.

The Australian Paralympic team has been announced and for every athlete, going to the Games is an amazing achievement.

Joann Formosa of Australia celebrates winning the Gold Medal in the Equestrian Individual Freestyle Test - Grade Ib on Day 3 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Greenwich Park

Joann Formosa of Australia celebrates winning the Gold Medal in the Equestrian Individual Freestyle Test - Grade Ib on Day 3 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Greenwich Park

Paralympic Talent Search Poster featuring Kurt Fearnley. Text reads The Australian Paralympic committee will be searching for the next generation of athletes in both summer and winter sports. You don’t have to be an elite athlete now, just the desire and the interest to find out how. Date: Friday 3 & Saturday May 2013 Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm Venue: Return2Sport Possable Ideas Expo Newcastle Entertainment Centre

Paralympic Talent Search Poster featuring Kurt Fearnley. Text reads The Australian Paralympic committee will be searching for the next generation of athletes in both summer and winter sports. You don’t have to be an elite athlete now, just the desire and the interest to find out how. Date: Friday 3 & Saturday May 2013 Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm Venue: Return2Sport Possable Ideas Expo Newcastle Entertainment Centre

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Help us spread the word of National Mobility Awareness Month and the opportunity for Local Heroes to win a Free 2016 wheelchair accessible vehicle.

Rollers Ready to Defend Title | London 2012 - Official Australian Paralympic Team Website

Rollers Ready to Defend Title

Susan Powell (L) of Australia, Annina Schillig (C) of Switzerland and Greta Neimanas (R) of USA in the women's Individual C4-5 Road Race during the road cycling on Day 8 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Brands Hatch.  /Photo/sport/General/01/42/75/001susan-powell-australia-annina-schillig-switzerland-and-greta-neimanas-usa-compete-the-women-individual-road-race1427500  Related tags

Susan Powell (L) of Australia, Annina Schillig (C) of Switzerland and Greta Neimanas (R) of USA in the women's Individual Road Race during the road cycling on Day 8 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Brands Hatch.

Silver medalist Megan Fisher of the United States, gold medalist Susan Powell of Australia and bronze medalist Alexandra Green of Australia pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the women's Individual C4 Pursuit Cycling on Day 1 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Velodrome

Official website of the London 2012 Paralympic Games in Great Britain, 29 August 2012 - 09 September. Find photos, videos, news, athlete bios and medal-winning performances.

Australia take gold in the Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay  Blake Cochrane, Matthew Levy and Andrew Pasterfield of Australia celebrate winning the gold in the Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay - 34 Points final on Day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre

Blake Cochrane, Matthew Levy and Andrew Pasterfield of Australia celebrate winning the gold in the Men's Freestyle Relay - 34 Points final on Day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre

Brenden Hall of Australia celebrates after winning the gold in the men's 400m Freestyle - S9 final on Day 6 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Aquatics Centre

Brenden Hall of Australia celebrates after winning the gold in the men's Freestyle - final on Day 6 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Aquatics Centre

(L-R) Silver medallist Matthew Levy of Australia, gold medallist Pan Shiyun of China and bronze medallist Lantz Lamback of the United States pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the men's 100m Freestyle - S7 final on Day 5 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Aquatics Centre

Official website of the London 2012 Paralympic Games in Great Britain, 29 August 2012 - 09 September. Find photos, videos, news, athlete bios and medal-winning performances.

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