Daragh and Shanlan Moore
Two gold medals at FESPIC Games (discus and shot put)
Three gold medals at 2008 National Championships, 2m PB in discus at Beijing 2008
Born with cerebral palsy, Brydee Moore lives by the motto “see the athlete, not the disability.” At her first international competition, she showed what a formidable athlete she is by cleaning up the field in winning discus and shot put gold medals at the 2006 FESPIC Games.
Brydee has 16 gold medals at the National Championships to her credit, including her latest haul of three gold at the 2012 Nationals. She holds the Australian records in the F33 classification for all three of her throwing disciplines and her shot put length of 6.47m is in touching distance of the world record.
At her first Paralympic Games at Beijing 2008, Brydee raised the roof by beating her personal best discus length by two metres. She finished fifth in both discus and shot put and was extremely satisfied with her results. In 2010 Brydee competed at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games where she finished fourth in the shot put behind fellow Australian Louise Ellery. The experience she gained in Beijing and Delhi shapes as invaluable entering her second Paralympic Games at London 2012.
Brydee credits her father James Moore as one of her role models who coaches her in both athletics and karate. She also
Away from the field, Brydee loves to cook and enjoy TV show Packed to the Rafters. She believes Beijing was just the beginning of her athletic career and would love to compete until 2024 and in her spare time coaches a group of children with disabilities in athletics.