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Louise Sauvage OAM

b. 1973

Louise Sauvage is a talented wheelchair track and road athlete. She is the current Australian Paralympian of the Year (1999); her fourth title in the five year history of the award. Louise has dominated wheelchair track racing since her triumph at the 1992 Barcelona Paralympic Games where she won 3 Gold and 1 Silver medals at the age of 18. She is recognized as one of the most elite athletes in the world, having broken 5 world records. She is the only Australian to have returned to Australia with a Gold Medal won on the track at the Atlanta Olympic Games, winning the IAAF 800m wheelchair demonstration event.

Updated 2004