Ask about Louise Sauvage OAM
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Key Points
  • Louise Sauvage OAM is often regarded as the most renowned sportswoman with a disability in Australia and recognised for changing the public and media perception of sport for athletes with a disability.
  • She has nine gold and four silver medals from four Paralympic Games.
  • Louise won 12 gold and two silver medals at four IPC Athletics World Championships.
  • Louise was given the honour of lighting the cauldron at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games and was the Australian Team Flag Bearer at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony.
  • She was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2007 as an Athlete Member for her contribution to the sport of para-athletics - the first Paralympic athlete to be inducted. In 2019 she was elevated as the 41st Legend of Australian Sport.
  • In 2011 Louise was the inaugural inductee in the Australian Paralympic Hall of Fame and was inducted into the International Paralympic Hall of Fame in 2012.
  • She was recognised as the Australian Female Athlete of the Year in 1999 and Australian Paralympian of the Year in 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998.
  • In 2014 Louise was inducted into the Athletics Australia Hall of Fame and the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre Path of Champions.
  • Her sporting success has been recognised with the naming of a Sydney Supercat in her honour. The Louise Sauvage Pathway at Sydney Olympic Park and Sauvage Street in Melbourne a legacy from the Commonwealth Games are permanent testament to her place on the world sporting stage.
Topics
  • My story - A four time Paralympian
  • Stories from a home Paralympic Games – Sydney 2000
  • Boston Marathon – the long road to victory
  • From Gold medal athlete to Gold medal coach
  • Setting and achieving goals
Testimonials

Louise Sauvage is an amazing Role Model in any walk of life. A great athlete with determination to achieve.
Kormilda College
 
Congress was a great success and your contribution ensured this. We are very pleased with the response with 1,400 delegates attending the conference over the two days which is a record attendance for the South Australian Division.
CPA Congress
 
Louise was fantastic. Her speech was inspirational in the extreme and she was such a wonderful good sport. She brought one of her Gold Medals along and offered to pose for photos and ended up staying right through morning tea posing for photos with delegates...they all thought she was fantastic!
Health Services Union