Amanda Fraser - F37 Discus & Shot
Amanda was in Para athletics class F37, an ambulant cerebral palsy (or similar) class.
Amanda was a successful medal Australian Paralympian across 2 sports, swimming and athletics. After winning 2 bronze medals in swimming at the 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games, Amanda switched to athletics in 2001 to embark on an even more successful medal winning sporting campaign.
Amanda worked with Alison from 2005 - 2008 improving her discus from 26.31m to 30.02m and Shot from 7.76m to 10.53m. Amanda was the F37 Discus World Record holder from 2006 to 2008, the first F37 female athlete to throw over 30m in the discus and to complete a full turn in the circle.
Amanda's major athletics achievements (most recent first) include:
2008 Beijing Paralympic Games Silver medallist (F37 Discus) - 29.73m
2008 Beijing Paralympic Games 4th place (F37-38 Shot) - 10.53m
2006 IPC Athletics World Champs, Assen Holland Gold medallist, (F37 Discus) - 30.02m World Record
2006 IPC Athletics World Champs, Assen Holland Silver medallist, (F37 Shot) - 10.19m
2004 Athens Paralympic Games Silver medallist (F37 Discus) - 26.31m
2004 Athens Paralympic Games 11th place (F37-38 Shot) - 7.76m
2002 IPC Athletics World Champs, Lille France - Silver medallist (F37-38 Discus) - 24.67m
2002 IPC Athletics World Champs, Lille France - 10th place (F37-38 Shot) - 7.87m.
Amanda retired after the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games.