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Richard Colman

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T53

Further personal information

Residence
Geelong, VIC, AUS
Occupation
Accountant, Athlete, Coach, Public Speaker
Languages
English
Higher education
Commerce - Deakin University: Geelong, VIC, AUS

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 1995 at the Athletics Chilwell club in Geelong, VIC, Australia.
Why this sport?
He enjoyed competing against his friends.
Club / Team
Athletics Chilwell: Geelong, VIC, AUS
Training Regime
He trains at the Victorian Institute of Sport [VIS] in Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

International debut

Year
2002
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Lille, FRA

General interest

Nicknames
Rich (vis.org.au, 18 Dec 2009)
Most influential person in career
Coach Mandi Cole. (paralympic.org.au, 18 Dec 2012)
Hero / Idol
Swiss wheelchair racer Heinz Frei, Australian tennis player Pat Rafter, Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe, Australian rules footballer Tim Clarke. (paralympic.org.au, 18 Dec 2012)
Injuries
He suffered from chronic fatigue between 2014-2016. (geelongadvertiser.com.au, 03 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
He was Australia's flag bearer at the 2013 World Championships in Lyon, France. (Athletics Australia, 19 Jul 2013)

He received a Medal of the Order of Australia [OAM] in 2004. (itsanhonour.cov.au, 18 Dec 2009)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida. (athletics.com.au, 19 Aug 2011)
Other information
AUSSIE RULES UMPIRE
He was the first wheelchair goal umpire to officiate in the Australian Rules football league in Geelong, VIC, Australia. (paralympic.org.au, 18 Dec 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m T53/54 Final Round 9999
Men's 200 m T53 Heat 2 2
Men's 200 m T53 Final Round 2
Men's 400 m T53 Heat 1 1
Men's 400 m T53 Final Round 3
Men's 800 m T53 Heat 3 1
Men's 800 m T53 Final Round 4
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 3
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 3 5
Men's 4x100 m T53/54 Heat 2 1
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T53 Final Round 6
Men's 400 m T53 Heat 3 5
Men's 800 m T53 Heat 3 1
Men's 800 m T53 Final Round 3
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 4 2
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 4
Men's 4x100 m T53-54 Heat 2 2
Men's 4x400 m T53-54 Heat 1 9999
Men's 200 m T53 Heat 1 2
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x400 m T53-54 Heat 2 2
Men's 100 m T53 Heat 2 4
Men's 4x100 m T53-54 Final Round 2
Men's 4x100 m T53-54 Heat 1 1
Men's 800 m T53 Final Round 1
Men's 800 m T53 Heat 1 2
Men's 400 m T53 Final Round 6
Men's 400 m T53 Heat 3 3
Men's 200 m T53 Final Round 7
Men's 200 m T53 Heat 1 4
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x400 m T53-54 Heat 2 2
Men's 100 m T53 Heat 3 3
Men's 100 m T53 Final Round 7
Men's 200 m T53 Heat 2 2
Men's 200 m T53 Final Round 8
Men's 400 m T53 Heat 3 3
Men's 400 m T53 Final Round 3
Men's 800 m T53 Heat 1 5
Men's 4x400 m T53-54 Final Round 9999
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T53 Final 2011-01-23 1
Men's 4x400 m T54 Heat 1 2011-01-24 9999
Men's 200 m T53 Heat 1 2011-01-25 3
Men's 1500 m T53/54 Heat 3 2011-01-25 4
Men's 1500 m T53/54 Final 2011-01-26 4
Men's 200 m T53 Final 2011-01-26 5
Men's 400 m T53 Heat 2 2011-01-27 1
Men's 400 m T53 Final 2011-01-28 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T53 Final Round 2012-09-02 3
Men's 400 m T53 Heat 3 2012-09-02 2
Men's 800 m T53 Heat 1 2012-09-04 1
Men's 800 m T53 Final Round 2012-09-05 1
Men's 200 m T53 Final Round 2012-09-07 7
Men's 200 m T53 Heat 1 2012-09-07 3
Men's 4x400 m T53/54 Heat 1 2012-09-08 3
Men's 4x400 m T53/54 Final Round 2012-09-08 3
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T53 Final 1 2013-07-21 3
Men's 400 m T53 Semifinal 3 2013-07-21 4
Men's 800 m T53 Final 1 2013-07-22 7
Men's 800 m T53 Semifinal 2 2013-07-22 4
Men's 5000 m T54 Semifinal 1 2013-07-23 10
Men's 5000 m T54 Final 1 2013-07-24 3
Men's 1500 m T54 Semifinal 2 2013-07-25 4
Men's 1500 m T54 Final 1 2013-07-26 4
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 13
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T53 Heat 1 2016-09-10 5
Men's 800 m T53 Heat 1 2016-09-14 6