Dominic Monypenny

Nordic Skiing | Rowing

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW11

Further personal information

Family
Three children
Languages
English
Higher education
Chemistry - Australian National University: Canberra, ACT, AUS

Sport specific information

Handedness
Left

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Whistler, BC

General interest

Hero / Idol
Czech tennis player Martina Navratilova, New Zealand mountaineer Sir Edmund Hilary and Australian rower Simon Burgess. (rowingaustralia.com.au, 22 Mar 2011)
Awards and honours
He was the first Nordic sit-skier to represent Australia. (dailytelegraph.com.au, 22 Mar 2010)
Famous relatives
He competed in rowing at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (tis.tas.gov.au, 2014)
Impairment
He broke his back after falling 30m while on a hiking trip. (dailytelegraph.com.au, 22 Mar 2010)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He announced his retirement after the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. "I'm a grandad at 49-and-a-half so I'm going to take a back seat. I'd like to recruit some youngies to take over the mantle." (dailytelegraph.com.au, 22 Mar 2010)