Travels from: New South Wales
Paralympian and Motivational Speaker
Categories: Motivational Speakers, Resilience
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Ellie Cole is one of Australia’s most accomplished Paralympians. Holding an OAM, and 15 Paralympic medals, Ellie has achieved success.
At the age of three, Ellie’s right leg was amputated due to a life-threatening sarcoma cancer. Rather than dwell on the loss, Ellie used the experience to spur her incredible ability to overcome adversity.
In 2012, following success at the London Paralympics, Ellie suffered a double shoulder reconstruction and faced the possibility of never swimming again. Rather than give up, Ellie fought hard and continued to swim. She is now the World Record Holder in the 4 x 100m freestyle relay. Competing in Rio in 2016, Ellie walked away with 6 medals from the 6 swimming events she took part in.
Ellie most recently won Cosmopolitan Magazine’s ‘Sportswoman of the Year’ and was listed in the Westpac 100 Women of Influence.
As a speaker, Ellie combines her incredibly motivating story with her sense of humour to deliver a resonating story that audiences are inspired by.
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