born 19 October 1977

Member of Telopea 1994 to 1996

Highest Achievement 1997 -  Order of Australia Medal (OAM)
1996 -  Paralympic Games, Atlanta USA
World Records 100m Butterfly, 400m Freestyle (Class S10)
2 individual gold in 100m Butterfly, 400m Freestyle
1 relay gold in 4x100m Freestyle Relay
2 silver in 200m Individual Medley and 100m Freestyle
Other Achievements 1994 - Australian Team Member at the World Disabled Championships in Malta
Where is she now? Gemma moved to Newcastle, NSW at the beginning of 1997 to study Speech Therapy at the University of Newcastle.  She is now a member of the University of Newcastle Swimming Club where she has been gearing up for the 2000 Paralympics in Sydney. Gemma still trains with Telopea when visiting her family in Canberra.

Gemma's results from the 2000 Paralympics in Sydney:
gold - 400m Freestyle S10
silver - 200m Individual Medley SM10
bronze - 4x100m Freestyle Relay


The past...............

Courtesy of  "The Canberra Times"    Saturday 25 January 1997


OZ day honours for seven Atlanta medallists

"Seven Canberra athletes are among gold medallists from both the able-bodied and paralympics featuring in this year's list of Australia Day honours announced today.

The story of 18-year-old Gemma Dashwood captured the imagination of the public at the Paralympics. Dashwood collapsed from exhaustion after winning the silver medal in the 200m individual medley but then proceeded to win three gold medals, including a world record in the 100m butterfly."



The future...............

Courtesy of "The Chronicle"    Tuesday 1 February 2000

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