A stylised image of Para athletes in action, with wheelchair racer Madison de Rozario at the centre

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will have the biggest para-sport program in history: here’s what you need to know

Danni Di Toro has pretty much done it all over a 30-year career in sport.

The 47-year-old has been to seven Paralympics across two different sports, co-captained the team twice, won Paralympic silver and bronze, and claimed multiple wheelchair tennis grand slam titles.

So it’s remarkable that the much loved member of Australia’s Paralympic team can still notch up a first in her career, as she prepares for her first Commonwealth Games.

Di Toro is excited about having a new experience in Birmingham.(ABC News: Tom Hancock)

“To be able to actually have a genuine rookie experience at something is really cool and super refreshing,” Di Toro told ABC Sport.

“Any opportunity to get the exposure, get more people seeing what we do, if that gets people with disabilities involved in sport, that’s amazing.

While the Paralympics are the pinnacle elite sporting competition for athletes with a disability, the Commonwealth Games are the only multi-sport event with an integrated para-sport program.


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