Awarded in 2020, Jamieson told us how she travelled 300km from her home town in Dunedoo, NSW to Sydney Olympic Park to complete her training in high performance in Boccia.
“I was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy type 2. I have weak muscles and require a powered wheelchair to get around. I have never walked and have very limited upper body movement/strength. My condition is degenerative. I need assistance with travel expenses including accommodation costs, fuel, carer costs plus coaching costs. I also have to pay for my overseas representative trips. My mum does a lot of fundraising so she can cover my costs.”
“I aim to make the Paralympic team for Tokyo 2020.”
Jamieson and her team were defeated in their preliminary match of the day. The three athletes competed in the pairs, with the Aussie combination of Jamieson Leeson, Spencer Cotie and Individual Bronze Medallist Daniel Michel all aiming for a spot in the semi-finals.
The day started strongly for the group with wins against Portugal (4-3) and Brazil (5-2) but the Aussies had their work cut out for them against the world no.2 Hong Kong pairs.
Both teams produced some of their best play and continually pushed each other throughout the match as the scores were tied at 3-a-piece after the four ends.
Photo credit: Paralympic Australia.
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