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Gabriel Cole

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T47

Further personal information

Residence
Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Occupation
Artist, Athlete, Designer
Languages
English
Higher education
Architecture - University of South Australia: Adelaide, SA, AUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2009.
Why this sport?
A former teacher named Eileen Bailey saw his potential and recommended him to coach Stephen Butler.
Name of coach
Stephen Butler, AUS
Training Regime
He trains at Albert Park and Aberfeldie Park athletics track in Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
Commonwealth Games
Location
Delhi, IND

General interest

Nicknames
Gabe (adelaidenow.com.au, 20 Jun 2012)
Hero / Idol
US surfer Dane Reynolds, English musician Morrissey, US film director Martin Scorsese, US skateboarders Mark Gonzales and John Cardiel. (paralympics.org.au, 24 Dec 2011)
Injuries
A hamstring injury disrupted his preparation for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (couriermail.com.au, 26 Aug 2013)

He competed with torn hamstring in the T46 100m final at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. (adelaidenow.com.au, 20 Jun 2012)
Awards and honours
In 2014 he was named the Open Male Athlete of the Year, Sprinter of the Year and Athlete with an Impairment of the Year by Athletics South Australia. (Facebook profile, 14 Jun 2014)

He was named the Athlete with an Impairment of the Year in 2010 and 2012 by Athletics South Australia. (unisa.edu.au, 05 Sep 2012; athleticssa.com.au, 06 Aug 2012)
Impairment
He was born with a partially formed left arm. (adelaidenow.com.au, 20 Jun 2012)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He and his friend Lucas Croal launched a streetwear brand named 'Beyond Killa' in Adelaide, SA, Australia. (broadsheet.com.au, 31 Aug 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T46 Heat 1 2012-09-06 6
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T46 Semifinal 2 2013-07-23 2
Men's 100 m T46 Final 1 2013-07-24 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T47 Final 1 2015-10-27 5
Men's 100 m T47 Heat 2 2015-10-27 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T47 Heat 1 2016-09-10 4
Men's 100 m T47 Final Round 2016-09-11 7