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Glen McMurtrie

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1

Further personal information

Residence
Australia
Occupation
Athlete, Teacher
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2015.
Why this sport?
He met Australian shooting Para sport athlete Ashley Adams by accident in 2014. The pair spent time talking and Adams then offered to introduce him to the sport. "I'd made a booking at a hotel in Dalby [in Queensland, Australia] for an accessible room, only to find out they had given it to someone else. I went over to the room and knocked on the door and it was then that I met former Paralympic target shooter, Ashley Adams."
Club / Team
Brisbane International Shooting Centre [BISC]: Australia
Name of coach
Miroslav Sipek [national]

General interest

Hobbies
Cycling, marathon running, swimming, spending time with family and friends. (linkonline.com.au, 25 Aug 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Life after an injury doesn't have to be a negative experience." (linkonline.com.au, 25 Aug 2017)
Other sports
He has competed in Para water skiing at national level in Australia. (disabledwaterski.com.au, 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2019 World Championships in Sydney, NSW, Australia, and the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Shooting Australia Vimeo channel, 17 May 2018; The Gympie Times, 24 Mar 2018; linkonline.com.au, 25 Aug 2017)
Impairment
He is paralysed from the chest down. (linkonline.com.au, 25 Aug 2017)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He teaches instrumentation and control at TAFE Queensland in Australia. (Shooting Australia Vimeo channel, 17 May 2018; The Gympie Times, 24 Mar 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Cheongju 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships (Cheongju, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R1 - Men's 10m Air Rifle standing SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 2
R1 - Men's 10m Air Rifle standing SH1 Final 2018-05-05 5
R3 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 25
Team R3 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 2