Amanda Reid is a five-time para-cycling world champion and a two-time Paralympian that has represented Australia in both swimming and cycling. The NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) scholarship holder will become a three-time Paralympian when she takes to the track at the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Born in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, Amanda was just 14 when she made her international swimming debut at the 2011 Global Games in Italy where she took home seven gold medals. The following year she was named on the Australian Paralympic swim team for the London 2012 Paralympics. The then 15-year-old, the youngest in the final, finished fifth in 100m Breaststroke SB14.
Following the London 2012 Games, Amanda took up cycling and claimed her first national title in 2015. The following year she was competing at the Rio 2016 Olympics where she posted a personal best time to claim the silver medal in the 500m time trial C1-3.
The dual Olympian went on to win dual world titles at the 2017 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championship in the 500m time trial and 3km individual pursuit. Amanda finished on the podium again at the 2018 World Championships, taking silver in the C2 500m time trial.
At the 2019 World Championships in the Netherlands Amanda took gold in the C2 Time Trail while setting a new world record. She also claimed silver in the C2 Scratch Race. It was dual world titles for Amanda again at the 2020 World Championships – breaking the world record she had set in 2019 while defending her C2 time trial title before claiming a second gold in the C2 Scratch Race.
A proud Gurinagi & Wamba Wamba woman, Amanda was named the NAIDOC Sportsperson of the Year in 2017.