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Nigel Young

Athletics | Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SG-S

Further personal information

Family
Two children
Residence
Perth, WA, AUS
Languages
English
Higher education
Aeronautical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering - Princess Marina College: England

General interest

Nicknames
Nige (Facebook profile, 26 Apr 2020)
Other sports
He represented Australia in Para triathlon at the 2015 World Championships in Chicago, IL, United States of America. He has also competed in Para cycling at international level. (wheelchairsportswa.org.au, 26 Apr 2016; wheelchairsportswa.org.au, 25 Sep 2015)
Impairment
In 1989 he was involved in a car accident that resulted in a spinal cord injury. (Geraldton Guardian, 05 Apr 2016; thewest.com.au, 09 Sep 2015)
Other information
PREVIOUS OCCUPATION
He joined the British Army at age 16 as a mechanical apprentice. Three years later he was involved in a car accident that resulted in his impairment. He continued serving in the army for a further 13 years after his accident in an organisational role. He relocated from Great Britain to Australia after he was medically discharged. (thewest.com.au, 09 Sep 2015)