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ARKLEY Natheniel
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age24
Place of BirthAdelaide, AUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T54
Further Personal Information
Residence
Adelaide, SA, AUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Architecture - Flinders University: Adelaide, SA, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
His interest in wheelchair racing began at age 10.
Why this sport?
He was inspired to take up the sport after watching Australian wheelchair racer Louise Sauvage compete on television.
General Interest
Nicknames
Nath (Facebook profile, 14 Dec 2016)
Hero / Idol
Australian wheelchair racers Kurt Fearnley and Richard Colman. (paralympic.org.au, 06 Feb 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Iíll show you what I can do rather than what I canít." (adelaidenow.com.au, 08 Aug 2015)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of transverse myelitis, a virus that attacked his spinal cord. He developed the condition at age eight. (adelaidenow.com.au, 08 Aug 2015; paralympic.org.au, 28 Aug 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Round 1 2012 5000m T54 11:33.18
3 2012 4 x 400m Relay T53-54 3:13.42
17 2012 Marathon T54 1:36:53
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2013 5000m T54 10:31.08
4 2013 4 x 400m Relay T53-54  DNF
9 2013 Marathon T54 1:37:31
26 2015 5000m T54  DNS