Madison de Rozario
Madison de Rozario OAM (athletics) is a two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist after winning the women’s marathon T54 and 1500m T54 at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, she will attempt to repeat the feat at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. It was a stunning Commonwealth Games debut on the Gold Coast for de Rozario, putting the world on notice in the women’s 1500m T54 final, after launching a decisive attack with 300m to go to win gold, then pushing to a 13-second lead in the women’s marathon T54 to make it two from two on the last day of the Games. Over the following six weeks post 2018 Games, de Rozario became the first Australian to win the elite women’s wheelchair race at the London Marathon, and collected a hat-trick of gold medals at the World Para-athletics Grand Prix in Nottwil, Switzerland, where she equalled the women’s 1500m T53/54 world record. Her stellar run of performances continued to the Tokyo Paralympics where de Rozario broke through to become a Paralympic champion when she won the first gold Paralympic medal for the Australian Athletics Team in the women’s 800m T53 in a winning time of 1:45.99. She missed the podium in the 5000m T54 to finish in fifth position in 11:15.86, however, she added another medal to her haul with a bronze in the 1500m T54 with a time of 3:28.24 in the final. Topping off her Tokyo campaign, Madison finished with a stunning win in 1:38.11 in the Marathon T54 on the final day of the Paralympics.
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