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Guy Henly

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F37

Further personal information

Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up discus and shot put after attending an Australian Paralympic Committee talent search day at age 23 in Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Why this sport?
"I had always wanted to get into tennis. I'd played that for a long time but there is only wheelchair tennis at the Paralympics and that's not really my thing. So I thought why not go to the talent search day and see what else I can try."
Club / Team
Calgary Track and Field [CALTAF]: Canada
Name of coach
Kim Cousins [club], CAN

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Lyon, FRA

General interest

Nicknames
Big Bird (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hobbies
Gaming, cycling, travelling, hiking, technology. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the men's F37/38 discus at the 2013 World Championships in Lyon, France. (paralympic.org.au, 30 Sep 2019; Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Australian Para athlete Russell Short. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Swiss tennis player Roger Federer. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Go hard or go home." (paralympic.org.au, 30 Sep 2019)
Other sports
He has competed in able-bodied athletics competitions at national level. (athletics.com.au, 06 Mar 2015)
Ambitions
To win gold medals at the Paralympic Games and the world championships. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Impairment
He developed a brain tumour at age seven, which affected the right side of his body and caused a loss of vision. (paralympic.org.au, 01 Jan 2011; Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Other information
LIVING IN CANADA
In 2018 he moved from Australia to Calgary, AB, Canada, to train with coach Kim Cousins at the Calgary Track and Field [CALTAF] club. (Repsol Sport Centre Facebook page, 28 Apr 2018)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has mentored athletes at summer sports camps with Repsol Sport Centre in Calgary, AB, Canada. (CALTAF Facebook page, 15 May 2020; Repsol Sport Centre Facebook page, 27 Apr 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F37/38 Final 1 2013-07-21 3
Men's Shot Put F37 Final 1 2013-07-26 8
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F37 Final 1 2015-10-30 2
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus F37 Final Round 2016-09-08 4
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F37 Final 1 2017-07-15 2