Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
New Plymouth, NZL
Mathematics, Physical Education - Massey University: Palmerston North, NZL
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began athletics at age 13, having transitioned from cross-country running into athletics.
Why this sport?
He loved running, especially the 400m and 1500m events.
Club / Team
Egmont Athletics Club [NZL] / New Plymouth Boys [NZL]:
Name of coach
Karen Gillum-Green [Egmont]; Raylene Bates [national]
He trains 10 times a week, and does a range of sports including running, cycling, swimming and a weekly game of frisbee as part of his regime.
Sports in general. (parafedtaranaki.co.nz, 25 Oct 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't let it hold you back, anything is possible if you put your mind to it." (parafedtaranaki.co.nz, 25 Oct 2018)
Awards and honours
He won the Best Male award for athletics and the Sir Murray Halberg Cup for Most Outstanding Athlete at the 2018 Halberg Games in Auckland, New Zealand. (Taranaki Daily News, 10 Oct 2018; parafedtaranaki.co.nz, 25 Oct 2018)
He was born with Holt-Oram syndrome, a condition that affects bones in the arms and hands. (parafedtaranaki.co.nz, 25 Oct 2018)