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Ellie Cole

Explore Ellie’s story below

SPORT

Swimming

BORN

12 December 1991

HOMETOWN

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

LIVES IN

Hornsby, NSW

PARALYMPIC GAMES

2008, 2012, 2016

VEHICLE

RAV4 Hybrid

Ellie’s Paralympic Journey



After losing her right leg to cancer at age 3, Ellie has gone on to become one of Australia’s most successful Paralympians.


Ellie grew up on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria and currently lives in the Upper North Shore of Sydney. Her performance at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games helped lay the foundations for her future achievements; picking up six medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

A major setback in Ellie’s career came in 2013 following a double shoulder reconstruction: she was told she may never swim again. Against all odds, Ellie pushed through and competed in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Today, with an impressive 15 Paralympic medals under her belt, it’s easy to see why Ellie is such an asset to Australian sport as she prepares for Tokyo 2020.

When she’s not pushing the boundaries of Australian sport, Ellie is busy advocating for others. She is passionate about championing diversity and inclusion in sport and beyond. As a result, Ellie was a guest speaker at Cannes Lions in 2019.

Never one to dwell on adversity, she's a truly inspirational athlete.


With training being so rigorous, recovery has been the most important tool in Ellie’s late twenties as she prepares for Tokyo 2020.


Ellie’s RAV4

The extra mile

“The best thing about the RAV4 is in its innovation. We are seeing Hybrid models across a range of Toyota vehicles. The fuel economy and distance per tank have been remarkable. Nobody likes to fill up their car and I am thoroughly appreciating the extra mileage per tank between refills.”

Ellie Cole
Ellie Cole
Ellie Cole
Ellie Cole

A great escape

“I have made many trips up to Nelson Bay with my two dogs in the back of my RAV4. These trips have been much-needed getaways from my intensive training regime back in Sydney.”

music

Ellie’s ultimate driving song

“It’s All Coming Back to Me Now”
Celine Dion

RAV4 Hybrid

2.5L Hybrid, the RAV4 delivers unparalleled low fuel consumption and performance, without ever needing to be plugged in. Get ready to make the most of every mile and every trip—you might be surprised just how far it takes you.

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RAV4 Hybrid Highlights

160kW - 2WD
163kW - AWD

Combined power

4.7L/100km[G1] - 2WD
4.8L/100km[G1] - AWD

Combined fuel consumption

107g/km[G12] - 2WD
109g/km[G12] - AWD

Combined CO2 emissions

RAV4
RAV4

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