Vanessa Low, Athletics

Taking long-jump gold in the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Doha last November, Vanessa Low followed this up with domestic performances which are listed as the best for any T61 athlete in history. She became one of only two people in history (in class) to long jump over 5m, bettering her 4.68m at the Para World Champs, and is one of three to run under 15 seconds for the 100m. In June Vanessa was named Athletic’s Australia’s Female Para Athlete of the Year.