Michelle Errichiello

Michelle Errichiello (born 7 December 1982) is an Australian athlete. She was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in athletics. She did not medal at the 2012 Games.

Michelle Errichiello
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2012 Australian Paralympic team portrait of Errichiello
Personal information
Born (1982-12-07) 7 December 1982 (age 40)
Disability classT42
Event(s)100 metres
Long jump


Errichiello was born on 7 December 1982[1] and is originally from Strathmore, Victoria.[2] In high school, she did not participate in any sports.[2] In 2007, while she was putting out rubbish bins for a real estate company she worked for, a car had an accident and ended up pinning her to a wall. The accident led to her right leg being severed above the knee.[3][4][5] In 2010, she earned the Pride of Australia medal.[1] As of 2012, she lives in Gunghalin, Australian Capital Territory[1] and is working on a degree that will eventually enable her to be a qualified trauma counsellor.[3]


Errichiello (left) at the 2012 London Paralympics
Paralympic athlete Michelle Errichiello warming up at the AIS Track and Field
Michelle Errichiello at the AIS Track and Field
Paralympic athlete Michelle Errichiello at the AIS Track and Field

Errichiello is a T42 classified athlete.[1] She has an athletics scholarship with the Australian Institute of Sport[3] and is coached by Iryna Dvoskina.[1]

Prior to her accident, Errichiello jogged occasionally for pleasure but was not competitively involved with the sport.[3] Her first athletics competition was an inter-club meet in October 2008.[2] Her first coach was Tim Matthews.[3] At her first competitive athletics meet, she set a world record in the 200 metre event.[3] She first represented Australia in 2009 at the Arufura Games.[1] In 2010, she was named the Athlete of the Year by Athletics Essendon.[2] At the 2010 National Championships in Perth, she broke the world record in the 100 metre event.[1] She finished fourth at the 2011 World Championships in the 100 metre event.[1] She was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in athletics.[1] The Games were her first.[6] She did not medal at the 2012 Games.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Michelle Errichiello". Australia: Australian Paralympic Committee. 2012. Archived from the original on 12 July 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d King, Tim. "Strathmore champ running to a record". Moonee Valley Leader. Archived from the original on 11 December 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Fleta Page (20 July 2012). "Errichiello chases London golden goal". Canberra Times. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Behind the News - 08/02/2011: Sprint Stars". ABC. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  5. ^ Firkin, Katherine (15 September 2010). "Victorian Pride of Australia winners honoured at ceremony". News.com.au. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  6. ^ "Sullivan named among final seven for Australian London 2012 athletics team | Athletics News". insideworldparasport.biz. 20 July 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2012.

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