GOLD MEDALIST LISA ADAMS BECOMES HEROES WITH ABILITY'S FIRST FEMALE AMBASSADOR



We are proud to announce that Tokyo Paralympics Gold-Medallist Lisa Adams has become Heroes With Ability's first female ambassador.


Lisa was born and grew up in Rotorua, New Zealand. She was diagnosed with left hemiplegia, a form of cerebral palsy. At an early age. She played netball and basketball when she was growing up, and played rugby with the Waikite women's able-bodied team in 2017.


In 2018 she became the first woman to play with the New Zealand men's national team at the Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL) Commonwealth Championship. She was selected as flag bearer for the championship's opening ceremony.


She began competing in para-athletics in 2018 at the age of 28. Lisa became world champion and world record holder in the F37 shot put in 2019, winning a gold medal at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships.