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SULLIVAN Timothy
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age43
Place of BirthMelbourne, AUS
Height1.80 m
Weight 69 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T38
Further Personal Information
Residence
Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Occupation
Unemployed
Languages
English
Higher education
Bonbeach TAFE: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1982.
Club / Team
Eaglehawk YMCA Athletic Club: Bendigo, VIC, AUS
Name of coach
Brett Robinson [national], AUS
Senior International Debut
Year
1998
Competing for
Australia
General Interest
Nicknames
Tim (paralympic.org.au, 29 Aug 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Becoming the first Australian to win 10 Paralympic gold medals after Australia won the 4x100m relay at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (paralympic.org.au, 29 Aug 2012)
Most influential person in career
His father. (paralympic.org.au, 11 Jan 2010)
Hero / Idol
Australian rules footballer Shane Crawford and Australian sprinter Matt Shirvington.(paralympic.org.au, 11 Jan 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Try hard in everything you do. Winning isn't everything." (athletics.com.au, 11 Jan 2010)
Awards and honours
In 2004 he was named Australian Paralympian of the Year by the Australian Paralympic Committee [APC], and won the Victorian Institute of Sport's [VIS] Athlete with a Disability Award. (paralympic.org.au, 11 Jan 2010)

In 2000 he received the Medal of the Order of Australia [OAM] for services to sport, was named Male Athlete of the Year by the Australian Paralympic Committee [APC], and received the Victorian Institute of Sport's [VIS] Award of Excellence. (paralympic.org.au, 11 Jan 2010)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy as the result of a car accident in 1983. (news.com.au, 03 Sep 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2000 100m T38 11.56
1 2000 200m T38 23.37
1 2000 4 x 100m Relay T38 48.24
1 2000 4 x 400m Relay T38 3:48.46
1 2000 400m T38 50.30
1 2004 200m T38 22.92
1 2004 100m T38 11.37 
1 2004 400m T38 51.41 
1 2004 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 46.73 
  2004 4 x 400m Relay T35-38 DNF
  2008 400m T38  DSQ
7 2008 100m T38 11.91
7 2008 200m T38 23.62
1 2008 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 44.81
5 2012 400m T38 52.39
5 2012 200m T38 23.57
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 1998 100m T20 11.70
5 1998 400m T20 54.35
1 2002 100m T38 11.98
1 2002 200m T38 23.41
8 2002 400m T38  DNF
1 2002 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 48.26
1 2002 4 x 400m Relay T35-38 3:52.38
1 2006 100m T38 11.38
1 2006 200m T38 23.03
1 2006 400m T38 51.38
1 2006 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 46.18
1 2006 4 x 400m Relay T35-38 3:44.34
4 2011 200m T38 23.79
3 2011 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 46.07
3 2011 400m T38 53.42
7 2013 200m T38 24.38
5 2013 400m T38 54.41