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Grant Philip



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Oxford, NZL
Artist, Coach

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began shooting in May 2005 at an event run by Parafed Canterbury to encourage athletes to take up the sport. He entered his first competition later that year.
Why this sport?
He discovered he had a talent for shooting and began training in the evenings.
Club / Team
Parafed Canterbury: New Zealand

International debut

Competing for
New Zealand
Kuala Lumpur, MAS

General interest

A screw was surgically inserted into his left thumb in 2007 during reconstructive surgery to enable a key grip between his index finger and thumb. The screw was removed in December 2010, resulting in a week off training. (, 15 May 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There's no real secret to success, just never give up." (, 29 Jul 2012)
Awards and honours
He was awarded the 2016 Shooting Club Ultimate Shot Award by ParaFed Canterbury in New Zealand. (, 30 Nov 2016)

He received the 2011 Volunteer Award from ParaFed Canterbury for his services to Para shooting. (, 2017)
He had an accident at a beach in 1989, which resulted in quadriplegia. Diving off a pontoon, he broke his neck when his head hit the ocean floor. (, 29 Jul 2012;, 01 Sep 2008)
Other information
Since 2009 he has served as a board member for ParaFed Canterbury in New Zealand. He also works as a coach for the association's shooting club.
(, 2017)

He has been a member of the Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists [AMFPA] and has won awards for his artwork. Among his most prized awards are the Bruce Hopkins Memorial Art Award for Mouth Painting and third place at New Zealand's 2010 Royal Easter Show Art Awards. (Facebook profile, 28 Feb 2016;, 29 Jul 2012;, 15 May 2011)


Unit Date Rank
2010 IPC Shooting World Championships (Zagreb, Croatia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Qualification 2010-07-21 37
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2010-07-24 41
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships (Suhl, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Qualification 2014-07-21 43
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2014-07-23 42