Sport for Women


Australian Paralympic Women: Cycling

Alex Green, Carol Cooke, Felicity Johnson, Jayme Richardson-Paris, Simone Kennedy, Stephanie Morton and Susan Powell.

Jayme Richardson-Paris

Jayme Paris Profile

Going to the Paralympics is amazing. It is an hounour to be here [and] it's the highest level you can get to for our sport. So it shows me that I have already achieved some what of a high level just my being here but I can still go further in competing for a gold and defending my Beijing bronze.

My dad's originally from London and my husband's Welsh so I have some family over here so it's the closet thing I'll get to competing in a home town and I'm proud to be doing it as a Australian team member. I'm also looking forward to bettering all my races from Beijing and racing on new equipment such as my time trial bike given to be by Claire McLean. In Beijing I raced on a normal road bike for the road time trial. The goal is 4 medals the realistic goal is probably 3 medals.

Jayme Richardson-Paris' Sport for Women profile
Jayme Richardson-Paris' Paralympic Team profile

Para-Cycling News

Alex Green

Alex Green Action

The paralympics is a dream I have had for a long time, it represents the best of the best competing for gold. It is what I have been training for, it is the pinnacle of elite para-cycling.

How did you feel when you made the team?
I was so ecstatic. I was also a little relieved as it meant that I could focus on the next goal... winning gold!

What are you looking forward to most about London?
I cannot wait to compete in my favourite event the 3000m Individual Pursuit on the first day of competition. I also am really excited to be a part of the best disabled athletes in the world, I can't wait to meet as many people as I can.

Alex Green's Sport for Women profile
Alex Green's Australian Paralympic Team profile

Para-Cycling 101

Para-Cycling was first developed by visually impaired cyclists who first competed using tandem bicycles, and it was introduced as a Paralympic Sport in Seoul in 1988.

Today, in addition to visually impaired athletes, the sport includes those with cerebral palsy, amputations and other physical impairments. Athletes race on bicycles, tricycles, tandem or hand cycles based on their impairment.

The competition programme includes sprints, individual pursuits, the 1,000m time trial, road races and road time trials for both individuals and teams.

At the London 2012 Games, 225 athletes will compete in 18 medal events on the track and 225 athletes will compete in 32 medal events on the road.


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