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Bio 2019-05-11T02:26:09+00:00

ABOUT: BIO

Image: Arnaud Domange Photography

Image: Arnaud Domange Photography

Overview


 

Through her blended experience as an elite athlete and latest evidence-based research, Dr Hannah Macdougall seeks to assist communities and people to achieve their greatest potentials.
Hannah is a dual Paralympian, previous World Record Holder, has captained the Australian Swimming Team at both a World Championships and Paralympic Games and completed a PhD in Athlete Well-Being.
She has represented Australia on an international level since 2001 in numerous international, national and state competitions in both swimming and cycling.
When Hannah isn’t training, she is an inclusion advocate, mindfulness and wellbeing ‘pracademic’ and community engagement advisor at the Victoria State Emergency Service. With a focus on providing accessible and life-long tools based in mindfulness meditation Hannah inspires and empowers multiple communities to take positive action, not only today, but into the future.

Hannah is currently aiming to represent Australia at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games in the Time Trial and Road Race.

Major Sporting Achievements:


 

2015 – 2019 UCI Para Cycling Road World Cups –  2 x Gold, 5 x Silver, and 3 x Bronze medals in the womens C4 road race and time trial

2016 – 2018 UCI Para Track & Road World Championships   –2 x Silver in Individual Time Trial and Road Race.

2010-2018 Australian Para Road and Track Cycling Championships  – 3 x Gold, 7 x Silver and 14 x Bronze Medals in the Women’s C4 classification

2017 Cycling Australia National Championships – First female amputee to compete in the ‘able bodied’ Women’s Time Trial

2008 Beijing Paralympic Games – Team Captain for the Australian Paralympic Swim Team; competed in 100m backstroke and 200 IM

2004 Athens Paralympic Games  – Bronze Medal in the 4 x 100m Female Medley Relay, 4th in the S10 100m Backstroke

2002/18 VIS Scholarship Holder  Full and Talent Transfer scholarships

2002/03 World Record in the S10 Women’s 50m Backstroke