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Western Australians Nigel Young, Justine Dawson and Madison de Rozario head to Sydney for Oz Day 10K

Woman in profile Madison de Rozario. Image credit: Australian Paralympic Committee. Licensed CC BY-SA 3.0.

Western Australians Nigel Young, Justine Dawson and Madison de Rozario are scheduled to depart soon for Sydney to compete in Monday’s Oz Day 10K race through Sydney’s The Rocks neighborhood. All are members of Wheelchair Sports WA.



de Rozario is an experienced wheelchair racer, winning a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in the silver medal in the Women’s 4×100 m T53/54 event at the age of fourteen. She also represented Australia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics and at the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships where she won a bronze medal in the women’s T53 800 meter event.


Dawson is originally from Adelaide, South Australia and competed this past week at the Strive Interclub Program C in the mixed 5000 meter run wheelchair race.  She finished second, behind Young, with a time of 23:17.98.


Young is a wheelchair racer. Last year, Young was the only elite wheelchair racer at the Swan River Run with a time of 18.21 seconds on the 5km course.  He competed this past week at the Strive Interclub Program C in the mixed 5000 meter run wheelchair race, finishing first in a two deep field with a time of 19:09.13.  At November’s Strive Interclub Prog C , he finished first in the men 5000 meter wheelchair race with a time of  18:13.05.

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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