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Gregory Luff

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T34

Further personal information

Residence
Sydney, NSW, AUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began wheelchair racing at age 12 in Sydney, NSW, Australia, after attending an open day hosted by Wheelchair Sports New South Wales in 2012.
Why this sport?
He grew up in a sporty family, but had not found a sport he liked until he tried wheelchair racing. His mother Patricia and older brother Liam are both involved in wheelchair basketball, while Liam has also competed in athletics.
Club / Team
Sutherland District Athletics Club: Sydney, NSW, AUS

General interest

Nicknames
Greg (smh.com.au, 21 Apr 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he was named Young Athlete of the Year with a Disability at the Sport New South Wales [Sport NSW] Champions of Sport Awards, following his performance at the junior world championships in Nottwil, Switzerland, where he won three gold medals. (theleader.com.au, 28 Nov 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (smh.com.au, 21 Apr 2017)
Impairment
He was born with spastic paraplegia, a progressive disorder affecting the legs. Three generations of his family have the same condition. (theleader.com.au, 28 Nov 2017)