Mali Lovell

Mali Lovell: bound for Paris to realise her Paralympic dream  

Mali began her journey at CPA in 2013, attending our football code camp. Fast forward 13 years and Mali is now heading to Paris to compete in the Paralympics! And team CPA – from sports coach Peter King to therapists and peers - couldn’t be prouder.

Mali later transitioned from football into athletics where she found her love and passion for the sport. Mali has progressed through the ranks over the years, achieving both domestic and international success.  

Earlier this year Mali topped off a successful season of Athletics by qualifying for the 2024 Paralympics held in Paris from 28th August – 8th September. Mali will be competing in the T36 100m and 200m events. Mali also recently won bronze in the T36 200m at the World Para Athletics Championships in Japan.  

Despite Mali’s busy training schedule, she still makes the effort to give back to CPA and the next generations of Para athletes. She volunteers her time, helping our weekly Frame Running and Boy’s Multisport groups on Wednesday afternoons. We recently caught up with Mali to ask her a few questions regarding her journey leading into the Paralympics.  

It’s incredibly inspiring to see athletes like Mali pursue their dreams and represent their country on the world stage. Competing at the Paralympics is a remarkable achievement that speaks to Mali’s dedication, hard work and talent. Make sure to tune in and show your support to Mali as she competes in Paris! Here’s the line-up: 

  • 1 September 05:25 (AEST) – Women’s 200m – T36 Round 1 
  • 1 September 20:31 (AEST) – Women’s 200m – T36 Final
  • 4 September 20:58 (AEST) – Women’s 100m – T36 Round 1 
  • 5 September 03:04 (AEST) – Women’s 100m – T36 Final


Q How did you feel when you found out you were heading to the Paralympics?  

A “When I first found out that I got into the Paralympics I was kind of shocked, but then excited because it has been my dream since I was little and all of the hard work definitely paid off!” 

Q What does your training schedule look like in the leadup to Paris? 

A “My training schedule will stay the same between now and Paris but it will be at a higher intensity.” 

Q What is your goal for Paris 2024? 

“My goal for Paris is to medal on the podium, I’m not putting expectations on myself but I always want to have a goal for myself!” 


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