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Natheniel Arkley

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Residence
Adelaide, SA, AUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Architecture - Flinders University: Adelaide, SA, AUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
His interest in wheelchair racing began at age 10.
Why this sport?
He was inspired to take up the sport after watching Australian wheelchair racer Louise Sauvage compete on television.

General interest

Nicknames
Nath (Facebook profile, 14 Dec 2016)
Hero / Idol
Australian wheelchair racers Kurt Fearnley and Richard Colman. (paralympic.org.au, 06 Feb 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I’ll show you what I can do rather than what I can’t." (adelaidenow.com.au, 08 Aug 2015)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of transverse myelitis, a virus that attacked his spinal cord. He developed the condition at age eight. (adelaidenow.com.au, 08 Aug 2015; paralympic.org.au, 28 Aug 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 2 2012-08-31 6
Men's 4x400 m T53/54 Heat 1 2012-09-08 3
Men's 4x400 m T53/54 Final Round 2012-09-08 3
Men's Marathon T54 Final Round 2012-09-09 17
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T54 Semifinal 2 2013-07-23 8
Men's 5000 m T54 Final 1 2013-07-24 5
Men's 4x400 m T53/54 Final 1 2013-07-27 9999
Men's 4x400 m T53/54 Semifinal 2 2013-07-27 1
Men's Marathon T54 Final 1 2013-07-28 9
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 2 2015-10-25 9999