Nathan Arkley

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Nathan Arkley
180411 - Nathan Arkley - 3b - 2012 Team processing.jpg
2012 Australian Paralympic Team portrait of Arkley
Personal information
Nationality Australia
Born (1994-10-27) 27 October 1994 (age 19)
Sport
Country Australia
Sport Paralympic athletics

Nathan Arkley (born 27 October 1994) is an Australian Paralympic athlete. At the 2012 Summer Paralympics, he won a bronze medal.

Personal[edit]

Arkley was born on 27 October 1994.[1] He is a paraplegic as a result of the viral infection, transverse myelitis,[1] he caught when he was eight years old.[2] As of 2012, he lives in St Agnes, South Australia. He attended St Pauls College in Gilles Plains.[1]

Athletics[edit]

Arkley is a T54 classified athlete.[1] He has a special three carbon wheeled racing wheelchair.[2] He has been coached by John Hammon since 2009.[1]

Arkley started competing in wheelchair athletics in 2005.[1] Prior to his paraplegia, he participated in track at school.[2] He first represented Australian in 2009.[1] At the Swiss hosted 2009 IWAS Junior World Championships, he won five silver medals and two gold medals.[1] In 2012, he won the Oz Day 10K men's junior division.[3][4] He sometimes trains with Jake Lappin.[5] In 2012, he would train by wheeling up to 200 kilometres (120 mi) a week.[2] He was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in athletics.[1] Arkley participated in the Men's 5000 m T54, Men's Marathon T54, and the Men's 4x400 m T53/54 – winning a bronze in the 4x400 m.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Nathan Arkley". Australia: Australian Paralympic Committee. 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Behind the News - 22/11/2011: Wheelchair Athlete". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  3. ^ "Straight eight has Fearnley eyeing Paralympic gold - National News - National - General". Blacktown Sun. 2012-01-27. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  4. ^ "Straight eight has Fearnley eyeing Paralympic gold | smh.com.au". M.smh.com.au. 2012-01-27. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  5. ^ Mcrae, Lynda. "On the track to glory - Local News - Sport - Other". Latrobe Valley Express. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  6. ^ Natheniel Arkley's profile on paralympic.org. Retrieved 6 October 2012.

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