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HODGETTS Todd
Sport Athletics, Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age30
Place of BirthLaunceston, AUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F20
Further Personal Information
Residence
Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He first practised the sport as a child in his garden at home. He began competing in 1998.
Why this sport?
His brother encouraged him to take up shot put when he brought one home from school. "My brother stole a shot put from school as a joke. The teachers were after the shot put, so my brother gave it to me at the bus stop. I took it home and because we had a 10-acre farm there was a lot of land and I chucked it on there. I loved it."
Club / Team
Victorian Institute of Sport [VIS]: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Name of coach
Scott Martin
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Australia
General Interest
Nicknames
The Hulk, Hulkster. (Facebook page, 07 Jun 2017; abc.net.au, 13 Apr 2016)
Hobbies
Spending time with friends. (athletics.com.au, 2017)
Hero / Idol
Australian weightlifter Dean Lukin. (paralympic.org.au, 21 Jun 2012)
Injuries
He injured both his shoulder and elbow after the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. He underwent surgery on his elbow in early 2013 and was unable to throw for almost a year. (examiner.com.au, 23 Jul 2013)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2015 Male Para Athlete of the Year by Athletics Australia. (abc.net.au, 13 Apr 2016)

He received an Order of Australia Medal [OAM] in 2014. (paralympic.org.au, 26 Jan 2014)
Other sports
He has competed in weightlifting at state level in Australia. (paralympic.org.au, 2013)
Impairment
He has Asperger syndrome, a condition which affects social interaction and behaviour. (paralympic.org.au, 21 Jun 2012)
Other information
EDUCATION
He has studied for a certificate IV in fitness. (athletics.com.au, 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
1 2012 Shot Put F20 16.29
3 2016 Shot Put F20 15.82
World Championships - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
3 2013 Shot Put F20 15.17
1 2015 Shot Put F20 15.83
3 2017 Shot Put F20 15.96