Louise Sauvage

Louise Sauvage

Alix Louise Sauvage, OAM (born 18 September 1973) is an Australian paralympic wheelchair racer.

Sauvage is often regarded as the most renowned disabled sportswoman in Australia. She won two gold medals and a silver medal at the 2000 Sydney Paralympic games in front of a home crowd. At the 2004 Olympic Games, she finished 3rd in the demonstration sport of Women's 1500 m wheelchair. She participated in the 2004 Summer Paralympics, where she took silver in both the 400 metre and 800 metre races. She has won four Boston Marathons, and holds world records in the 1500 m, 5000 m and 4x100 m and 4x400 m relays. She was Australian Female Athlete of the Year in 1999, and International Female Wheelchair Athlete of the Year in 1999 and 2000.

Read more about Louise SauvageEarly Life, Competitive Athletic Career, Training, Coaching Career, Retirement, Disability Rights, Recognition

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... Louise Sauvage Sauvage was the Australian Paralympian of the Year in 1994, 1996, 1997 and 1998 ... In 2000, Sauvage was named the Female Athlete of the Year in the Sport Australia Awards ... The Louise Sauvage Pathway, a 6.3-kilometre (3.9 mi) wheelchair-accessible bicycle and walking path within Sydney Olympic Park, is also named in her honour ...

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