Sport for Women

Maddison Elliott

Type: Player/Athlete
Sports: Swimming
Location: Australia

Maddison Elliott is just like any 13-year-old girl. She likes to skip, talk to her friends and play with her ipad. But unlike most 13-year-olds, Maddison is making a splash on the international swimming stage.

Diagnosed with cerebral palsy which affects her right side when she was four, Maddison is aiming to compete at the Paralympic Games and is the youngest member of the Australian shadow squad for the London 2012 Paralympics.


Maddison Elliott Supports Sport for Women Day

We can achieve whatever the men can achieve.

Maddison Elliott in the News

Q & A

Greatest sporting achievement: Making the London 2012 Paralympic team

Greatest achievement off the field: Making both National Athletics and Cross Country school teams

Who is your sporting heroine? Ellie Cole

How many hours per week to you train/exercise? 13 hours week

What do you love about your sport? Getting in to swim and having fun

What motivates you? Having fun in the pool and doing PBs

Do you have a profession outside of your sport? No I go to school

Three words that describe you: Fun, awesome and a joker

If I wanted to play your sport, what advice would you give me? Go for it. It’s fun and you get to make lots of friends

Maddi is the youngest paralympian ever for Australia in the swimming. This is a massive achievement for her and her hard work and dedication has paid off. In my eyes she is an ambassador for young kids with disabilities showing them it is possible to achi

- Nikki Elliott