London Hat-Trick for Angie Ballard
Australian Angie Ballard pulled a hat-trick in London with podium finishes in the 100m, 200m and 400m T53 wheelchair sprint events.
Angie, now 30, became a paraplegic after a car accident when she was 7-years old. London marked her fourth Summer Games after having competed in Sydney, Athens and Beijing.
After a third place finish in the 100m T53 Angie said “It’s good, especially after how I did at Beijing. So to go home with a medal is great. Hopefully I can do more with that over the rest of the week.”
Needless to say her hopes became reality. En route to her most successful games yet, Angie also clocked her personal best in the 200m T53 at 29.35 seconds, which not only earned her a second place finish, but also set a new Australian record. She would round out her London success with another second place finish in the 400m T53 during the final weekend of the games.