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Rod Farr

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Adelaide, SA, AUS
Occupation
Supervisor

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in 2000

International debut

Year
2002
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
World Championships
Location
France

General interest

Hobbies
Watching Australian rules football, movies, working with weights, reading. (paralympic.org.au, 22 Dec 2009; athletics.com.au, 22 Dec 2009)
Hero / Idol
Australian cricketers Steve Waugh and Adam Gilchrist. (paralympic.org.au, 22 Dec 2009)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Life is a journey, not a destination." (paralympic.org.au, 22 Dec 2009)
Other sports
Before his injury he was a professional Australian rules footballer and was a junior state representative. (paralympic.org.au, 22 Dec 2009; athletics.com.au, 22 Dec 2009)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of a swimming accident which left him with spinal injuries. (paralympic.org.au, 22 Dec 2009)
Other information
CLUB SUPERVISOR
He is a supervising manager of the Wheelchair Sports SA club in Adelaide, SA, Australia. (adelaidenow.com.au, 13 Oct 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F33/34/52 Final Round 11
Men's Javelin F33/34/52 Final Round 6