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Matthew Silcocks

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
T46

Further personal information

Residence
Mount Waverley, VIC, AUS
Occupation
Student
Higher education
Science - Monash University: Melbourne, VIC, AUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in 2009.
Club / Team
Knox Athletic Club: Australia
Name of coach
Richard Huggings

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
Darwin, NT, AUS

General interest

Hobbies
Reading. (paralympic.org.au, 09 May 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the national championships. (paralympic.org.au, 09 May 2012)
Injuries
He had a foot injury in 2012 that bothered him in the months leading up to the Paralympic Games in London. (london2012.paralympic.org.au, 26 Aug 2012)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He races with a four leaf clover taken from his garden. (paralympic.org.au, 09 May 2012)
Other sports
He has competed in swimming at Australian state level. (sport.monash.edu.au, 01 Dec 2009)
Impairment
He has nerve damage, resulting in an undeveloped left arm, due to being born with Poland's syndrome. (paralympic.org.au, 09 May 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T46 Heat 1 2012-09-01 3
Men's 1500 m T46 Final Round 2012-09-04 6
Men's 800 m T46 Heat 1 2012-09-06 7