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WAIS Athletes selected for IPC Worlds
10 September 2015

Developing Champions Athlete Facilitator Brad Scott has been confirmed as member of the team of para-athletes heading to 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships.

 This article first appeared on the WAIS website (



An Australian Flame team of 50 para-athletes has today been confirmed to lead the green and gold charge at the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha next month.

The Australian Flame team will include London Paralympic silver medallist Brad Scott, and fellow WAIS scholarship holder Madison de Rozario – who is now based in NSW.


The team also boasts reigning world champions Evan O’Hanlon(ACT) and Scott Reardon (ACT), who were preselected earlier this year, the squad has now been bolstered by a bounty of talent including Glasgow 2014 medallists Jodi Elkington (NSW), Angela Ballard (NSW) and Kurt Fearnley(NSW) and Athletics Australia Para-Athlete of the Year Michael Roeger(SA).


An impressive contingent of up and coming talent is also included, with Erin Cleaver (NSW), Brianna Coop (Qld), Kobie Donovan (Qld), Isis Holt (Vic), Isabelle Hampton (NSW), Claire Keefer (Qld), Sarah Walsh (NSW), Alberto Campbell (Qld), Jarryd Clifford (Vic), Tim Foster (NSW) and Jesse Wyatt (Vic) all to compete on the world stage for the first time.


"Following the release of quota spots for the Australian team by the International Paralympic Committee, the Athletics Australia Selectors are very pleased to announce the Australian Flame team to compete at Doha 2015,” Dion Russell, the Athletics Australia Chairman of Selectors, said.


"The team now stands at 50, ten more than competed in Lyon two years ago. This is the biggest and best team that we could have selected and it will be very competitive when it takes to the field of play to compete. We wish all athletes the best of luck and hope that performances at this event set the team up for further success at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games next year.”


At the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon (FRA), the Australian Flame team was 40-strong.


Seventeen athletes combined to win thirty medals, placing fourth overall on the medal tally. Heading home with four gold, 11 silver and 15 bronze, the performance improved on the 27 medals won at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.


The 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships are a vital qualification opportunity for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, with gold and silver medallists ensuring a guaranteed quota sport for Australia on the grandest stage of all next year.



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