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Darren Thrupp

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Occupation
Hospitality Professional

Sport specific information

Club / Team
South Brisbane: Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Name of coach
Gary Bourne

General interest

Nicknames
Laces, The Thruppmeister. (paralympic.org.au, 11 Jan 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning his first ever Paralympic gold medal in the long jump at the 1992 Paralympic Games in Barcelona. (paralympic.org.au, 11 Jan 2010)
Most influential person in career
His coach, Gary Bourne. (paralympic.org.au, 11 Jan 2010)
Hero / Idol
Gary Bourne and Australian rugby league player Wally Lewis. (paralympic.org.au, 11 Jan 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Get out there, give it 110 per cent and make it hurt." (paralympic.org.au, 11 Jan 2010)
Awards and honours
He was asked to carry the Australian flag at the opening ceremony of the 2005 IPC Open European Championships. (paralympic.org.au, 11 Jan 2010)

He was named the Maranoa District Sportsman of the Century and has won the Darling Downs Sportsman of the Year award. (paralympic.org.au, 11 Jan 2010)

He set the world record for the long jump in the F37 classification while competing in Brisbane in 1996. (athletics.com.au, 11 Jan 2010)

He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1993 for service to sport as a gold medalist at the 1992 Paralympic Games in Barcelona. (paralympic.org.au, 11 Jan 2010)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy as a result of a car accident. (paralympic.org.au, 11 Jan 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump F37/38 Final Round 5
Men's 4x100 m T35-38 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m T37 Final Round 7
Men's 100 m T37 Heat 2 3
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T37 Heat 2 3
Men's 100 m T37 Final Round 3
Men's 4x100 m T35-38 Final Round 1
Men's Long Jump F36-38 Final Round 3
Men's 4x400 m T35-38 Final Round 9999
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump F36-38 Final Round 4
Men's 4x400 m T35-38 Final Round 1
Men's 4x100 m T35-38 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m T37 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m T37 Final Round 2
Men's 200 m T37 Heat 2 1
Men's 200 m T37 Final Round 3
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x400 m T38 Final Round 1
Men's 4x100 m T38 Final Round 1
Men's 4x100 m T38 Heat 1 1
Men's 400 m T38 Final Round 5
Men's 200 m T38 Final Round 7
Men's 100 m T38 Final Round 7
Men's 100 m T38 Heat 2 3
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump F37 Final Round 1
Men's 4x100 m T35-38 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m T37 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m T37 Heat 2 1
Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games (Barcelona, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump C7-8 Final Round 1
Men's 400 m C8 Final Round 5
Men's 200 m C8 Final Round 4
Men's 200 m C8 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m C8 Final Round 5
Men's 100 m C8 Heat 2 2
Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games (Seoul, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m C8 Final Round 8
Men's 200 m C8 Final Round 5
Men's 200 m C8 Heat 1 3
Men's 100 m C8 Final Round 4
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T37 Final Round 4
Men's 200 m T37 Final Round 3
Men's Long Jump F34-37 Final Round 1
Men's 400 m T37 Final Round 4
IPC Athletics World Championships Birmingham 1998 (Birmingham, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump F38 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m T38 Final Round 8
Men's 200 m T38 Heat 2 3
Men's 100 m T38 Heat 2 4