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Engadine long jumper Sarah Walsh to compete in first Paralympics in Rio

Sarah Walsh was only 18-months-old when her parents made the decision to have her right leg amputated.

She was born with fibular hemimelia, a condition that saw her born without her fibula and a small foot.

But within days of her operation, Walsh showed she was a Paralympian of the future – running on her new prosthetic leg within a week of it being fitted.

The St John Bosco College, Engadine student will compete in the long jump in her first Paralympic Games, which start in Rio today.