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Jason Maroney

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH2

Further personal information

Residence
Glenrowan, VIC, AUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in 2004.
Why this sport?
Following his accident, he found being involved with a shooting club gave him a purpose. "I began enjoying competitions and loved the thrill of success."
Name of coach
Miro Sipek [national]

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Poland

General interest

Most influential person in career
His mother. (paralympic.org.au, 2012)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2014 Para-Shooter of the Year by Shooting Australia. (paralympic.org.au, 23 Feb 2015)
Impairment
He has quadriplegia after he was involved in a car accident in 1989. (paralympic.org.au, 13 Oct 2010)
Other information
ADAPTING
He found it difficult to become accustomed to using a wheelchair following his accident. "My arm muscles didn't work and I was confronted by everything else that came from being a quadriplegic. I went on to do a lot of strength training to gain use of my arms again, and also had an operation done on my thumb to improve my pinch-grip." (paralympic.org, 18 Dec 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Air Rifle Standing SH2 Qualification 5
Mixed Air Rifle Standing SH2 Final Round 5
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH2 Qualification 8
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH2 Final Round 6
2010 IPC Shooting World Championships (Zagreb, Croatia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Qualification 2010-07-21 7
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2010-07-24 14
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R5 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH2 Qualification 2012-09-01 27
R4 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH2 Final Round 2012-09-02 7
R4 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH2 Qualification 2012-09-02 7
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships (Suhl, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Qualification 2014-07-21 16
Team R4 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Qualification 2014-07-21 4
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Final 2014-07-23 4
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2014-07-23 5
Team R5 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2014-07-23 7