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MCINTOSH Sam
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age28
Place of BirthDrysdale, AUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T52
Further Personal Information
Residence
Ocean Grove, VIC, AUS
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in 2009.
Why this sport?
After his rehabilitation he was considering wheelchair rugby. However, he met Paralympic gold medallist Richard Coleman's mother Kaye, who encouraged him to try wheelchair athletics.
Name of coach
Fred Periac
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Christchurch, NZL
General Interest
Nicknames
Sammy Mac (Facebook profile, 14 Nov 2015)
Hobbies
Playing guitar, watching BMX races, designing t-shirts. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2011 World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Injuries
He broke his neck on New Year's Eve in 2011 in an accident on a dance floor while out celebrating with friends. He was unable to race for three months but recovered in time to compete at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (geelongadvertiser.com.au, 01 Aug 2012)
Impairment
He was involved in a BMX accident in September 2007 while on holiday in Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia, which resulted in incomplete quadriplegia. (geelongadvertiser.com.au, 01 Aug 2012; paralympic.org.au, 17 Jul 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Round 1 2012 100m T52 18.70
Round 1 2012 200m T52 34.09
4 2016 100m T52 18.13
Round 1 2016 400m T52  DNS
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2011 200m T52 34.31
5 2011 100m T52 18.52
8 2011 400m T52 1:08.96
5 2015 100m T52 18.11
Heats 2015 400m T52 1:10.56
12 2017 400m T52 1:14.68
6 2017 100m T52 18.69