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Amanda Carter (born 16 July 1964)  is an Australian Paralympic wheelchair Amanda Carter
basketball player. Diagnosed with transverse myelitis at the age of 24, she began
playing wheelchair basketball in 1991 and participated in the Australia women's
national wheelchair basketball team, the Gliders, at three Paralympics from 1992
to 2000. An injury in 2000 forced her to withdraw from the sport, but she came
back to the national team in 2009, and will represent Australia at the 2012 London
Carter was born on 16 July 1964 in Melbourne. At the age of 24, she was
diagnosed with transverse myelitis after a bout of chicken pox. She works as
an occupational therapist and has a son, Alex.
Carter began playing wheelchair
basketball in 1991 as part of her 2012 Australian Paralympic Team portrait of
rehabilitation.  She first participated in Carter
the Australia women's national Personal information
wheelchair basketball team, the Gliders, Nationality Australia
in 1992 in a precursor tournament
Born 16 July 1964
before the 1992 Barcelona
Paralympics. She was part of the
team at the 1992 Barcelona, 1996
Atlanta, and 2000 Sydney Paralympics,
and won a silver medal with the team in
Silver 2000 Women's wheelchair
2000.  During a match against
Canada at the 2000 games, she was
Silver 2012 Wheelchair basketball
knocked onto her right side and her
right arm became trapped underneath
her wheelchair, causing a tendon in her
elbow to rupture off.  She lost considerable mobility in her right arm and
underwent an elbow reconstruction. 
She returned to the game in 2008, playing for the Dandenong Rangers in the
Carter challenging for the ball in a game
Women's National Wheelchair Basketball League (WNWBL, a team she had
against the USA at the 1996 Atlanta
Paralympic Games participated in before her injury. That year she received a player award from the
Dandenong Rangers and was named the Most Valuable Player in her disability
classification in the WNWBL.  She returned to the Gliders in 2009 and will be part
of the team for the 2012 London Paralympics.
1. ^ a b "Australians at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics: Wheelchair Basketball" . Australian Sports Commission. Archived from the
original on 20 January 2000. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
2. ^ a b c d e f g "Amanda Carter" . Australian Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
3. ^ a b "Amanda Carter" . Victorian Institute of Sport. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
4. ^ "Athlete Search Results" . International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
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