Maddie Elliott made Australian sport history when she became the youngest athlete to win a gold medal (women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay) at the age of 13 at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. For this reason, she was awarded an Order of Australian Medal for Services to Sport in 2014.
Following her burst on to the scene in 2012, Maddie went on to become well known in the para swimming world. With multiple world records and gold medals won, Maddie’s most outstanding year was 2016 at the Rio Paralympic Games. Maddie won 3 gold and 2 silver medals which made her one of Australia’s most decorated athletes of the Rio Paralympic games and placed her ranking as one of the top five female athletes of the event.
A winner of multiple awards, Maddie is thankful to SAHOF for their support in 2014.
Awards, Honours and Achievements
- 2016: Australian Paralympic Female Athlete of the Year
- 2016: NSWIS Female Athlete of the Year, NSWIS Regional Athlete of the Year, NSWIS Junior Athlete of the Year
- 2016: Paralympic Swimmer of the Year at the Swimming Australia awards
- 2015: NSW Athlete of the Year with a Disability
- 2015: NSWIS Regional Athlete of the Year
- 2015: Paralympic Swimmer of the Year at the Swimming Australia awards
- 2014: Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
- 2012: Australian Paralympic Junior Athlete of the Year
Last updated: 13/07/2020