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CAMERON Matthew
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age33
Place of BirthWynnum, AUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T54
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Sports Administrator
Languages
English
Higher education
Business, Draughting - Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE: Townsville, QLD, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2005.
Club / Team
QEII Track Club: Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Name of coach
Andrew Dawes [national]
Senior International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
Australia
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Australian wheelchair racers Louise Sauvage and Kurt Fearnley, British wheelchair racer David Weir. (paralympic.org.au, 15 Apr 2011)
Awards and honours
In 2015 he received a sporting achievement award from the Griffith University Sports College in Nathan, QLD, Australia. (griffith.edu.au, 29 Oct 2015)

In 2003 he was named the Sportsperson of the Year of Townsville, QLD, Australia. (paralympic.org.au, 15 Apr 2011)

He participated in the torch relay for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. (paralympic.org.au, 15 Apr 2011)
Other sports
He has also represented Australia in wheelchair basketball and para-swimming. (athletics.com.au, 24 May 2011)
Impairment
He was born with popliteal web syndrome, a rare physical impairment that prevents him from standing up and has seen him undergo 25 operations. (paralympic.org.au, 15 Apr 2011; Facebook page, 15 Sep 2015)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a sports administrator at the Australian Catholic University in Sydney, NSW, Australia. (Facebook profile, 07 Mar 2016)

OTHER STUDIES
He has studied at Griffith University in Nathan, QLD, Australia. (griffith.edu.au, 29 Oct 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2008 4 x 100m Relay T53-54  
12 2008 100m T54 14.92
Round 1 2012 100m T54 14.51
3 2012 4 x 400m Relay T53-54 3:13.42
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1st Round 2006 100m T54 15.90
1st Round 2006 200m T54 28.46
1st Round 2006 400m T54 55.780
5 2006 4 x 100m Relay T53-54 55.75
  2006 4 x 400m Relay T53-54  DSQ
21 2011 100m T54 15.69
18 2011 200m T54 27.56
  2011 4 x 400m Relay T53-54  DSQ
7 2013 400m T54 49.13
Semifinal 2013 200m T54 26.20
7 2013 100m T54 15.16
4 2013 4 x 400m Relay T53-54  DNF
Heats 2015 200m T54 27.42
18 2015 100m T54 15.46