Matthew James Gordon
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Te Aroha, NZL
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting at age 27 in Te Aroha, New Zealand.
Why this sport?
He focused on building up his upper body strength through powerlifting while rehabilitating at a spinal hospital.
Club / Team
Healthfit Te Aroha [NZL] / Kaimai Valley CrossFit [NZL]:
Name of coach
Simon Bergner, AUS
Mexico City, MEX
Matty G (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019)
Going on road trips, travel and exploring, coaching, good food. (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
US basketball player Michael Jordan. (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019)
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019)
In 2010 he injured his spinal cord while working on a farm. (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019; stuff.co.nz, 18 Nov 2016)
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