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Marayke Jonkers is a Paralympic medal winning swimmer, paratriathlete and founder of Sporting Dreams, a grants program which helps athletes with disabilities. She is a qualified journalist with 15 years experience appearing on radio and television, and has appeared in professional photo shoots and television advertisements as well as Cosmopolitan Magazine. ?Marayke’s journey from becoming paraplegic in a car accident as a baby to a three-time Paralympian has inspired people around Australia through her motivational presentations and media appearances. Marayke won a silver and two bronze Paralympic medals as a swimmer, competing at the Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.A former world record holder and current Australian record holder marayke represented Australia for over 10 years breaking over 70 Australian records and winning many international medals.She later switched sports and became Australia's first female paratriathlete and para triathlon medallist

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