25 AUGUST – 6 SEPTEMBER 2020

4 MARCH - 13 MARCH 2022 (UTC)

28 August - 8 Sept 2024 (FST)

Amanda Cameron

Name Amanda Cameron
Sport Para cycling
Date of Birth
25 August 1988
Coach  Stuart MacDonald
Resides Cambridge
Occupation Architectual Technician
Classification B/VI
Impairment (Disability)
Visual and hearing impairment
Paralympian # 190 - Rio 2016

Major International Results
2018 UCI Para Cycling Track World Championships  4th - Women's Individual B Pursuit
5th - Women's B 1km Time Trial
2016 Rio Paralympic Games  4th – Women’s Individual B Pursuit
6th – Women’s B Kilo
2016 UCI Para Cycling Track World Championships 5th - Women's B 3km Pursuit
9th - Women's B 1km Time Trial
2015 UCI Para Cycling Road World Cup 7th – Women’s B Road Race
2014 UCI Para Cycling Road World Cup 10th – Women’s B Time Trial


Profile

After watching footage of New Zealand Paralympian Phillipa Gray win a trifecta of medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games Amanda was inspired to take up Para sport. It was in 2013 that Amanda first decided to try Para cycling and the rest is history. To pursue her dream of becoming a high performance Para athlete Amanda moved to Cambridge.

Amanda has gained her first international experience including a 5th placing at the 2016 UCI Para Cycling Track World Championships in March. This was a key event for Amanda as she rode a new tandem pairing with sighted pilot Hannah van Kampen and produced a personal best.

2016 continued to be a year of success as Amanda and her sighted pilot Hannah were selected to the New Zealand Paralympic Team making her debut at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. In the heat and intensity of the velodrome the pairing produced personal best and two top 6 placings. Amanda was part of the New Zealand Paralympic Team that won a stunning 21 medals across 12 individual medallists in 2016 (9 gold, 5 silver and 7 bronze). The Team finished first in the world per capita and 13th in the world overall (previous best: 16th).

Amanda works as an Architectural Technician and has a huge passion for universal design. 

About Amanda

Classification means…

B/VI
Tandem TB: Cyclists with visual impairment race on a tandem with a sighted cyclist (pilot) sitting in the front. Cyclists with visual impairment either have a low visual acuity (less than 6/60) and/or a visual field less than 20 degrees radius.


Classification

Major Partners

ToyatoHigh Performance Sport New Zealand


Official Partners

Adecco ACCHarvey NormanTVNZ


Community Partners

SanfordNew Zealand Chambers of Commerce
New Zealand Racing BoardPub CharityThe Lion FoundationNew Zealand Community Trust


Official Suppliers

Simpson Gierson Blue StarOceanbridge        


Partners

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thanks to the generous support of Sport New Zealand

Acknowledgement