Ella Pardy (athletics) will be heading to her third Commonwealth Games in Birmingham after competing in the F37/38 long jump in Glasgow in 2014 and the 100m T37/38 four years later on the Gold Coast. Initially, Ella competed in the intellectual disability category, having been diagnosed with autism when she was three years old. But also having cerebral palsy allowed her to be reclassified in the T38 class. After her Commonwealth Games debut, she won selection for the world championships in Doha in 2015 where she finished in the top-five in both the 100m and 200m. Then, as a member of the 4x100m relay for the combined T35-T38 classes at her maiden Paralympic Games in Rio in 2016, Ella picked up a bronze medal and was 6th in the 100m T38. Her second world championships in London in 2017 saw her finish just short of the medals once more in the 100m, while two years later in Dubai brought a 5th placing in the 100m and 200m. Her second Paralympics in Tokyo saw her again make the 100m final. Embracing athletics at 16, Ella originally got into sport to ease insomnia, trying everything from figure skating to equestrian.
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Gold Coast, 2018
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Are you a citizen of a country other than Australia? If yes, please provide details?
Yr 12 St Stephens
Why did you begin your sport?
To get her tired.
Do you have any pre-competition routines or rituals?
Do your hair & makeup
What is your most memorable sporting achievement?
winning a bronze medal in Rio
Who is your hero / idol, and why? Have you ever met them?
Usain Bolt - and competed him in Nitro & met him.
Who has been the most influential person or people in your career and why?
Do you have any hobbies away from your sport?
What is your sporting ambition?
get to Tokyo 2020