Noosa Style Magazine “From Tragedy to triumph”
26th Oct 2012
FORMER Maroochydore Paralympic swimmer Marayke Jonkers will tomorrow celebrate the fifth anniversary of her Sporting Dreams foundation by launching the organisation’s hall of fame.
Bill Hoffman | 18th June 2012
A CHARITY screening of Snow White and the Huntsman at Sunshine Plaza on Friday will raise money to help athletes with disabilities achieve their sporting dreams.
Bill Hoffman | 10th Dec 2011
PARALYMPIC swimmer Marayke Jonkers has announced her retirement from competitive swimming because of a medical condition she will carry for the rest of her life.
Owen Jacques | 19th Dec 2009
WHEN Marayke Jonkers awarded 22 grants to athletes with disabilities last night, she shared every moment of their joy.
Steve Zemek | 18th Nov 2008
Sunshine Coast paralympian Marayke Jonkers knows all too well the adversities faced by athletes with disabilities.
And on Saturday night the Beijing silver medallist gave back, with a group of promising athletes the recipients of grants from her charity Sporting Dreams.
Jonkers, who became a paraplegic after a car accident as a child, said she established the foundation earlier this year knowing the inclination on the hill ahead was just that little bit steeper for her peers.
thedaily_nathan | 16th Sep 2008
If anything, the decade-plus wait makes it all the sweeter.
Maroochydore Paralympian Marayke Jonkers broke her 12-year hoodoo in the Beijing Water Cube on Sunday night, finally winning a Paralympic silver medal in the 150m individual medley.
21st Mar 2008
Maroochydore swimmer Marayke Jonkers is vying for a place on her third Paralympic swim team when she flies to Sydney on Monday.
26th Jan 2014
MARAYKE Jonkers heads a list of distinguished Sunshine Coast identities named Queensland Australia Day ambassadors, whose duties will take them to communities across the state this weekend.
5th Sep 2007
She’s fun, she’s fearless, she’s female.
Paralympian Marayke Jonkers was yesterday named inaugural winner of Cosmopolitan and Biore’s Fun Fearless Female Award at an intimate lunch attended by some of Australia’s most inspiring women.
15th Sep 2010
PARALYMPIAN Marayke Jonkers has become Australia’s first female Paratriathlon medallist, after winning bronze at the ITU World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
Jonkers endured cold and rainy conditions to finish in a time of 2hr 12min 40sec, more than 11 minutes faster than her previous personal best time.
The 28-year-old said she was ecstatic with the result, especially given that she only took up the sport a year ago.
17th Jul 2007
Maroochydore paralympic swimmer Marayke Jonkers, 25, features in this month’s edition of Cosmopolitan magazine, after being named as one of five finalists in the inaugural Fun Fearless Female Awards.
26th Dec 2004
MAROOCHYDORE swimmer Marayke Jonkers reversed the fortunes that saw her narrowly miss the podium in Sydney four years earlier to win a bronze medal in the Paralympics in Athens.
Jonkers swam her personal best time of one minute two seconds to take third place in the SB3 50m breaststroke event.
“I could not be happier if it had of been a gold medal and record because after what I have been through this year it is amazing just to be here, said Jonkers who had been hampered by a neck injury.
23rd Apr 2008
Sunshine Coast swimmer Marayke Jonkers yesterday welcomed “the rubber stamping” of her selection for the Beijing Paralympics.
Although she had been informed in March after the national trials that she was in, Jonkers told the Daily, it was nice to have her place in the 35-member team made official. Jonkers was in Canberra yesterday as part of the team Games orientation for what will be her third Paralympics.
Jon Tuxworth | 17th Aug 2010
MAROOCHYDORE’S Marayke Jonkers enjoyed one of the proudest moments of her career when she joined fellow team veteran Pat Donachie as flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the IPC Swimming World Championships in Eindhoven on Sunday night.
Jonkers, whose resume includes two bronze medals at the 2004 Athens Paralympics and a silver four years later in Beijing, was thrilled to be given the nod.
“I am so excited,” Jonkers said yesterday.
Steve Zemek | 3rd Aug 2010
MAROOCHYDORE Paralympian Marayke Jonkers is already an out-and-out champion – and now she’s a trailblazer.
15th Sep 2008
Sunshine Coast swimmer Marayke Jonkers has won a Paralympic silver medal at Beijing just one day after her 27th birthday.