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Matthew James Gordon

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Wife Ally
Residence
Te Aroha, NZL
Occupation
Coach
Languages
English, Spanish

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

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
New Zealand
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Mexico City, MEX

General interest

Nicknames
Matty G (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019)
Hobbies
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)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019)
Impairment
In 2010 he injured his spinal cord while working on a farm. (Athlete, 03 Jun 2019; stuff.co.nz, 18 Nov 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 80.00kg Final 2017-12-05 18