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Luke Cain

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

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

Further personal information

Residence
Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began air rifle shooting in 2007 at the Springvale Shooting Range in Victoria, Australia.
Why this sport?
He was looking through the Wheelchair Sports Victoria website for sports he might be capable of doing. Having hunted with his father and cousins as a child, he decided to take up shooting.
Handedness
Right

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Australia

General interest

Nicknames
Cainy (vis.org.au, 03 Oct 2010)
Hobbies
Supporting Australian rules football team Essendon. (Sport 360, 20 Feb 2019)
Hero / Idol
US basketball player Michael Jordan, Australian rules football player James Hird. (paralympic.org.au, 11 May 2012, 18 Sep 2016)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He always listens to the same music before he competes. (paralympic.org.au, 11 May 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"No excuses." (vis.org.au, 2010)
Famous relatives
His cousins Jason, Cameron and Travis Cloke have all played professional Australian rules football. (sportingpulse.com, 31 Aug 2009)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook page, 14 Apr 2019)
Impairment
In 1999 he was playing Australian rules football when he collided with a teammate and damaged his spinal cord. His injuries resulted in quadriplegia and he spent seven months in hospital rehabilitating. He has limited movement in his hands and fingers. (abc.net.au, 25 Aug 2012; paralympic.org.au, 01 Jun 2012)

Results

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 13
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2010-07-24 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R5 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH2 Qualification 2012-09-01 28
R4 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH2 Qualification 2012-09-02 27
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships (Suhl, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Qualification 2014-07-21 18
Team R4 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Qualification 2014-07-21 4
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2014-07-23 48
Team R5 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2014-07-23 7
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R4 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Standing SH2 Qualification 2016-09-10 26
R5 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH2 Qualification 2016-09-13 33
Cheongju 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships (Cheongju, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R4 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle standing SH2 Qualification 2018-05-05 26