About Anu, she has a progressive and rare (one in a million!) form of Dystonia, which is a neurological condition that causes a variety of impairments including hypertonia (high muscle tone), involuntary muscle movements, and gait abnormalities.
To qualify for World Championships, she must compete in three international races to gain qualification points. These races are the World Para Triathlon Series (WPTS) in Wales (August 6) and World Cups in Portugal (September 3-4) and Turkey (October 15-16).
Max from TRC chats with Para-triathlete Anu Francis who became the National Champion in 2021 and is the Oceania Champion in 2022. She has her sights set on representing Australia in the triathlon at the 2024 Paris Paralympics. Max chats about being a professional athlete and representing Australia and what it takes.
Follow her on social: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anu__francis/