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When asked about her childhood, Madison de Rozario (photo) describes it as & # 39; not a big part of her overall story & # 39;

When asked about her childhood, Madison de Rozario describes it as & # 39; not a big part of her overall story & # 39 ;.

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That's because after the age of 12, the Sydney-based athlete & # 39; s story consists of gold medals, multiple appearances at the Olympic Games as the youngest performing sportswoman and sponsorship with big names such as Under Armor.

But to know how that happened, you must understand that at the age of four, with dreams of becoming a ballerina, the now 25-year-old had been knocked down with the flu.

When asked about her childhood, Madison de Rozario (photo) describes it as & # 39; not a big part of her overall story & # 39;

When asked about her childhood, Madison de Rozario (photo) describes it as & # 39; not a big part of her overall story & # 39;

Although her miniscule frame fended off the common disease, it developed a rare autoimmune disease and her body began to attack itself.

Doctors fought the disease but could not save her spinal cord, which was permanently damaged by the internal struggle.

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And just before she went to primary school, her parents Dan and Renee were told she would never walk again.

& # 39; I don't really remember much about that time because I was so young, & # 39; she said to Femail.

& # 39; I don't really remember much about that time because I was so young, & # 39; she said to Femail

& # 39; My sisters were very sporty. I remember the basketball coach who let me try it out, but I was so uncoordinated, & she said

& # 39; My sisters were very sporty. I remember the basketball coach who let me try it out, but I was so uncoordinated, & she said

& # 39; My sisters were very sporty. I remember the basketball coach who let me try it out, but I was so uncoordinated, & she said

But what she remembers still loves the feeling of being active – even though she could no longer play ballet – and competes with her sisters Michelle and Stephanie.

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& # 39; My sisters were very sporty. I remember the basketball coach who let me try it out, but I was so uncoordinated, & she said.

& # 39; He really came to me and said: & # 39; You're awful here, but I have a racing seat if you want to try it? & # 39;. & # 39;

She was in the parking garage at the age of twelve, sitting in her first racing seat and decided that this was the way forward.

She was in the parking garage at the age of twelve, sitting in her first racing seat and decided that this was the way forward

She was in the parking garage at the age of twelve, sitting in her first racing seat and decided that this was the way forward

She was in the parking garage at the age of twelve, sitting in her first racing seat and decided that this was the way forward

Madison won two silver medals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and gold at the Commonwealth Games 2018 on the Gold Coast
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Madison won two silver medals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and gold at the Commonwealth Games 2018 on the Gold Coast

Madison won two silver medals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and gold at the Commonwealth Games 2018 on the Gold Coast

Two years later, she was chosen for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and won a silver medal Four-person race competition for women at 4×100 meters. All for her fifteenth birthday.

Madison has won two silver medals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and gold at the Commonwealth Games 2018 on the Gold Coast.

Her story is one of the many successes in the last decade of racing, but she says it is sometimes a challenge.

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& # 39; There has never been a time that I wanted to give up because I love sports, so getting up and exercising is never a problem, & # 39; she said.

& # 39; There has never been a time that I wanted to give up because I love sports, so getting up and exercising is never a problem & # 39 ;, she said.

& # 39; There has never been a time that I wanted to give up because I love sports, so getting up and exercising is never a problem & # 39 ;, she said.

& # 39; There has never been a time that I wanted to give up because I love sports, so getting up and exercising is never a problem & # 39 ;, she said.

& # 39; But it was hard to travel from my family in Perth to my coach in Sydney. Fortunately I have a great support network here. & # 39;

In between training for a place in the Tokyo Olympic team in 2020, Madison also tries to explore her future as an athlete.

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& # 39; This appeal means that you fully earn your living when winning, & # 39; she said.

& # 39; I noticed that I sometimes went outside and felt extra busy because I knew that I was making money with this … and that it was getting too much. & # 39;

In an attempt to alleviate those feelings, the 25-year-old signed with a new TV series Secrets of the Money Masters, who follows some of Australia's sports stars as they discuss their financial concerns with money experts.

In an effort to alleviate those feelings, the 25-year-old signed a new TV series called Secrets of the Money Masters, which is broadcast on Saturday night

In an effort to alleviate those feelings, the 25-year-old signed a new TV series called Secrets of the Money Masters, which is broadcast on Saturday night

In an effort to alleviate those feelings, the 25-year-old signed a new TV series called Secrets of the Money Masters, which is broadcast on Saturday night

& # 39; It was so far outside of my comfort zone that I thought I'd say no, & # 39; she said.

& # 39; But my coach said that everyone at the age of 20 should learn more about money and she is right, it is really important. & # 39;

Whether you are an athlete or a self-employed person, it can be difficult to keep track of your savings, so the experts at the show, including the thinking of the financial sector, Vanessa Stoykov, help Madison manage.

& # 39; It has given me so much peace of mind. I think athletes are often afraid that if they injure themselves, their careers will be over, but that's not the case, & she said.

& # 39; Overall, the most important thing I learned was to plan ahead and have a clear picture of what you want in the future.

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& # 39; Buying a house is frightening, but that is my ultimate goal. & # 39;

The series with five episodes Secrets of the Money Masters will be broadcast on Channel 9 on Saturday 29 June.

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