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Matthew Tingate

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SG-U

Further personal information

Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up clay target shooting at Melbourne Gun Club in 2016 in Australia.
Why this sport?
His father suggested he try clay target shooting. "I got sick of sitting around and needed something to do. Then I came down to the local club and met everyone. I liked the satisfaction of breaking clays and just the camaraderie, the people and socialising at the club."
Club / Team
Melbourne Gun Club: Australia

International debut

Year
2019
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Osijek, CRO

General interest

Nicknames
Matt (melbournegunclub.com, 29 Jul 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (mountainviews.mailcommunity.com.au, 19 Aug 2019)
Impairment
He was involved in a motorcycle accident in 2003 which resulted in severe nerve damage to his arm and neck along with burns to the back of his legs that required skin grafts. Surgeons were able to use nerves from his legs to replace damaged nerves in his arm and neck. He was able to regain movement to his arm after three years of rehabilitation. (mountainviews.mailcommunity.com.au, 19 Aug 2019; factc.com.au, 01 Jan 2019)
Other information
PREVIOUS OCCUPATION
He was a professional motorcycle racer and actor prior to his accident in 2003. (mountainviews.mailcommunity.com.au, 19 Aug 2019; WIN News Riverina Facebook page, 23 May 2019)