Author Layne Dixon has learnt from the best
Written by Layne Dixon
Sarah’s dream has always been to represent Australia at the Olympics, and on Sunday 29th of August this dream become a reality. From a young age Sarah has been involved in athletics, but when she was 19, she had an accident which steered her away from this dream. Sarah ended up using some resources that she learnt in athletics to help her with her Rehab. Rebound WA steered her on the path of para-athletics, and from there her husband and former Australian hurdler, Paul Edminstion become her coach.
Sarah is now the Australian record holder for F44 women’s discus and qualifying for World Championships and Paralympic Games. On Sunday Sarah placed third in the F44 Women’s Ambulate discus.
I met Sarah right at then beginning of my journey as a thrower. I was still doing some running up at North Beach, and she game me some tips from thrower to thrower. Mum and I ended up cheering her on at home on Sunday, and I think she’s and absolute legend.
F44 – this is a part of the lower limb efficiency category (F42-F44). This includes limb deficiency, impaired passive range of movement, leg length difference and impaired muscle power. Due to Sarah’s accident 20 years ago, she now has nerve damage in her right knee, which is why she wears a leg brace.
We can’t wait to see what she does next. If you want to follow her journey you can over on instagram @sarahedminstonau