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Matthew Cameron

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Occupation
Sports Administrator
Languages
English
Higher education
Business, Draughting - Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE: Townsville, QLD, AUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2005.
Club / Team
QEII Track Club: Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Name of coach
Andrew Dawes [national]

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Australia

General interest

Hero / Idol
Australian wheelchair racers Louise Sauvage and Kurt Fearnley, British wheelchair racer David Weir. (paralympic.org.au, 15 Apr 2011)
Awards and honours
In 2015 he received a sporting achievement award from the Griffith University Sports College in Nathan, QLD, Australia. (griffith.edu.au, 29 Oct 2015)

In 2003 he was named the Sportsperson of the Year of Townsville, QLD, Australia. (paralympic.org.au, 15 Apr 2011)

He participated in the torch relay for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. (paralympic.org.au, 15 Apr 2011)
Other sports
He has also represented Australia in wheelchair basketball and para-swimming. (athletics.com.au, 24 May 2011)
Impairment
He was born with popliteal web syndrome, a rare physical impairment that prevents him from standing up and has seen him undergo 25 operations. (paralympic.org.au, 15 Apr 2011; Facebook page, 15 Sep 2015)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a sports administrator at the Australian Catholic University in Sydney, NSW, Australia. (Facebook profile, 07 Mar 2016)

OTHER STUDIES
He has studied at Griffith University in Nathan, QLD, Australia. (griffith.edu.au, 29 Oct 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T54 Heat 2 6
Men's 200 m T54 Heat 2 6
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 3 6
Men's 4x100 m T53-54 Heat 2 2
Men's 4x400 m T53-54 Heat 1 9999
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T54 Heat 3 5
Men's 4x100 m T53/54 Heat 2 1
Men's 4x100 m T53/54 Final Round 9999
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T54 Heat 2 2011-01-22 5
Men's 200 m T54 Heat 2 2011-01-24 5
Men's 4x400 m T54 Heat 1 2011-01-24 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T54 Heat 3 2012-09-01 4
Men's 4x400 m T53/54 Final Round 2012-09-08 3
Men's 4x400 m T53/54 Heat 1 2012-09-08 3
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T54 Final 1 2013-07-21 7
Men's 400 m T54 Semifinal 1 2013-07-21 8
Men's 200 m T54 Semifinal 2 2013-07-23 9
Men's 100 m T54 Semifinal 2 2013-07-25 4
Men's 100 m T54 Final 1 2013-07-26 7
Men's 4x400 m T53/54 Semifinal 2 2013-07-27 1
Men's 4x400 m T53/54 Final 1 2013-07-27 9999
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T54 Heat 1 2015-10-22 14
Men's 100 m T54 Heat 1 2015-10-25 18