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Hamish Macdonald

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F34

Further personal information

Residence
Canberra, ACT, AUS
Higher education
Education - University of Southern Queensland: Toowoomba, QLD, AUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first competed in 1992.

International debut

Year
1992
Competing for
Australia
Location
Spain

General interest

Nicknames
H, The Hamster, H-Bat (athletics.com.au, 05 Jan 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Retaining the world title for the shot put at the 2006 World Championships in Assen, Netherlands. (ausport.gov.au, 05 Jan 2010)
Most influential person in career
His family. (paralympic.org.au, 05 Jan 2010)
Awards and honours
He was named 2003 Male Disability Athlete of the Year by the Australian Paralympic Committee. (paralympic.org.au, 05 Jan 2010)

In 1999 he was co-winner of the Edward 'Weary' Dunlop Memorial award. (athletics.com.au, 05 Jan 2010)

In 1997 he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to sport as a gold medallist at the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta. (itsanhonour.gov.au, 05 Jan 2010)

He was named 1996 Northern Territory Sportsman of the Year. (athletics.com.au, 05 Jan 2010)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He announced his retirement from sport in February 2013. (insidethegames.biz, 02 Feb 2013)

COMMUNITY WORK
Outside of competing he works hard to educate people about impaired sports and has travelled to several islands in the Caribbean and South Pacific to implement sports programmes for athletes with an impairment. He has also been a member of the International Paralympic Committee [IPC] Athlete Commission and has been involved with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees since 1998, travelling to refugee camps on the Thai-Cambodian border. He represented the World Anti-Doping Authority at the 2003 South Pacific Games as an athlete ambassador to help raise awareness of drugs in sport. (paralympic.org.au, 05 Jan 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games (Barcelona, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m C5 Final Round 6
Men's 200 m C5-6 Heat 1 6
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F33/34/52 Final Round 6
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F33/34 Final Round 6
Men's Shot Put F34 Final Round 1
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F33-34 Final Round 6
Men's Shot Put F33-34 Final Round 2
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F33-34 Final Round 8
Men's Shot Put F34 Final Round 1
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F34 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m T35 Final Round 7
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F32-33 Final Round 1
Men's Discus Throw F32-33 Final Round 4
IPC Athletics World Championships Birmingham 1998 (Birmingham, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T35 Final Round 7
Men's 200 m T35 Heat 2 4
Men's 200 m T35 Final Round 7
Men's Shot Put F34 Final Round 3
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F34 Final 2011-01-22 6
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F34 Final Round 2012-09-04 11