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SILCOCKS Matthew
Sport Para athletics
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age25
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
T46
Further Personal Information
Residence
Mount Waverley, VIC, AUS
Occupation
Student
Higher education
Science - Monash University: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in 2009.
Club / Team
Knox Athletic Club: Australia
Name of coach
Richard Huggings
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
Darwin, NT, AUS
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading. (paralympic.org.au, 09 May 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the national championships. (paralympic.org.au, 09 May 2012)
Injuries
He had a foot injury in 2012 that bothered him in the months leading up to the Paralympic Games in London. (london2012.paralympic.org.au, 26 Aug 2012)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He races with a four leaf clover taken from his garden. (paralympic.org.au, 09 May 2012)
Other sports
He has competed in swimming at Australian state level. (sport.monash.edu.au, 01 Dec 2009)
Impairment
He has nerve damage, resulting in an undeveloped left arm, due to being born with Poland's syndrome. (paralympic.org.au, 09 May 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
6 2012 1500m T46 3:59.79
Round 1 2012 800m T46 1:58.51