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Aodhan Hamilton

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F36

Further personal information

Residence
New Zealand
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2013.
Why this sport?
"After travelling to Australia in 2006 for rehabilitation treatment, it was advised that I take up some kind of physical activity and that's where my passion for the gym started. I am still going strong at the gym and about seven years after starting there I decided I wanted to make a difference with the work I am doing, so I decided to look into the Paralympics. In October 2013 I went to observe a training session and just continued on from there."
Club / Team
Hamilton City Hawks: New Zealand

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
New Zealand
Tournament
Grand Prix
Location
Brisbane, QLD, AUS

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Work hard, inspire others." (Facebook page, 02 Jan 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games. (stuff.co.nz, 24 Sep 2015)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with a brain tumour at age six and given two months to live by his doctors. He has impaired mobility as a result of the effects of the illness. (Facebook page, 02 Jan 2016; nzherald.co.nz, 15 Sep 2015)