Madison de Rozario was just 14 when she won her first Paralympics medal as part of the Women’s T53/54 4x100m relay in Beijing in 2008.
Madison is now widely regarded as one of Australia’s greatest athletes. Nine of her 20 medals are gold. She is the first Australian athlete to win four gold medals in any Para sport at the Commonwealth Games and, in 2021, she was the first Australian woman to win the New York City Marathon.
Madison advocates for genuine and authentic diversity throughout society, with a specific focus on people with disability. Taking out top honour in the 2022 Australian Women in Sport Awards, she is determined to use her platform to influence change well outside of sport.