Sport for Women

Jayme Richardson-Paris

Type: Player/Athlete
Sports: Cycling
Location: Australia

Jayme RIchardson-Paris being the only C1 Female Paracyclist in the World inspires many friends family team mates and young sportswomen everyday.

Jayme continues to train at her hardest attend every UCI World Championship Event knowing that she will never be awarded title of World Champion but in racing and finishing an event will earn maximum points for Australia towards London 2012 Paralympic Games.

She holds C1 500m Time Trial World Record and is Ranked No.1 on both the Road and Track she is a Paralympic Education Ambassador and a Premiers Sporting Challenge Ambassador and she lives by her quote "There is no such word as can't" Not bad for a woman who was not supposed to have walked or talked let alone ride a bike.

Jayme Richardson-Paris on Twitter

Top 100 Sportswomen Nomination

After being born with Quadraplegia Cerebellar Ataxia Gross Motor Retardation and not expecting to walk or talk, Jayme has gone on to win a Paralympic Bronze Medal in 2008 and earn Maximum points for Australia to be awarded 6 out of 7 Female spots for Lond

- Tracey Paris

Q & A

Greatest sporting achievement: Winning Bronze at 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games

Greatest achievement off the field: Helping to save a Disabled Unit Class being closed at Jasper Road Public School

Who is your sporting heroine? Layne Beachley

How many hours per week to you train/exercise? 12 Hours per week 

What do you love about your sport? Travel, meeting new people, the rush

If you could change something about your sport, what would it be? I'd make more C1 Women

What motivates you? My coach, my family and the fact that doctors said I'd never be able to do the things I do

Do you have a profession outside of your sport? Sports Ambasssador

Three words that describe you: Stubborn, Dependable and Determined

If I wanted to play your sport, what advice would you give me? Go for it

Jayme Richardson-Paris Supports Sport for Women Day

”There is no such word as CAN'T

"I support Sport for Women Day because we need to be recognised."