Inspiring Australian Paralympic champion with strategies for success
With an incredible track record on the field, Madison de Rozario continues to prove why she is one of Australia’s most promising young athletes in wheelchair racing.
Madison made her Paralympic debut more than 10 years ago after being encouraged by Australian Paralympic Hall of Fame inductee Frank Ponta. Having competed at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics at the age of 14, Madison was the youngest athlete on the Australian Paralympic Team.
With coaching from esteemed wheelchair racer and Australian Paralympic Hall of Fame inductee Louise Sauvage, alongside Paralympic medal hopeful in Para-triathlon Nic Beveridge, Madison continues to inspire through her extensively successful career.
Madison put the world on notice during her Commonwealth Games debut in Gold Coast, scoring two gold medals in the women’s 1500m T54 final and the women’s marathon T54. She would then go on to become the first Australian to win the elite women’s wheelchair race at the London Marathon.
Over in Nottwil Switzerland, Madison scored a hat-trick of gold medals at the World Para-athletics, equalling the women’s 1500m T53/54 world record set by Tatyana McFadden (USA).
Recently, Madison competed at the Tokyo 2020 Paralymic Games, taking home medals in three of her four events. Having won the first gold Paralympic medal for the Australian Athletics Team in the women’s 800m T53, she became an official Paralympic champion.
Madison is an inspiration all, having been a true athlete both on and off the track. Believing it’s important to get proactive with mental health, she is determined to help audiences strive for success by providing frameworks for reframing negative thoughts and focusing more on the positive ones