MAGGIE SANDLES

Mitch BakerMitch Baker

 

Maggie Sandles is an aspiring Para-triathlete from regional Victoria, now studying Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Queensland.

 

Maggie is aiming for the 2022 Commonwealth games and eventually the 2024, Paris Paralympics.

 

She trains and competes with Triple F Triathlon with her coach, Graham Fidler and pilot, Felicity Cradick. 

 

Maggie is a paratriathlete with Usher syndrome which involves profound deafness and deteriorating peripheral vision. Maggie has used her disability as an opportunity to explore her future sporting career!

 

“I used to row for MLC at nationals and I made the Victorian para-rowing team. I tried my first ever triathlon through my school and Girls Sports Victoria and my mum told me of Katie Kelly who had the same condition as I did. I emailed her and it all went from there.”

 

Maggie competed at Devonport Oceania championships and Newcastle National Championships placing second both times behind Katie Kelly. 

 

“I am very excited about where triathlons will take me.”

Follow Maggie at

https://instagram.com/maggie_sandles/