Aaron Chatman

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Aaron Chatman
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2016 Australian Paralympic Team Portrait
Personal information
Born (1987-05-11) 11 May 1987 (age 29)

Aaron Chatman (born 11 May 1987) is an Australian right arm amputee Paralympic athlete competing in class T47 men's high jump, long jump and 100 m. He has won silver and bronze medals at the Summer Paralympics.[1] [2]

Athletics[edit]

At the 2006 IPC Athletics World Championships in Assen, he won a silver medal in the men's high jump F44/46.[3] In 2007, he broke the world high jump record F44/46 with a jump of 2.05m at the 2007 ACT Championships.[3]

He competed in the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, China. There he won a silver medal in the men's high jump F44/46 event where he cleared 2.02m and a bronze medal in the men's 4 × 100 m relay T4246 event.[4] He nearly missed competing due to chicken pox keeping him isolated in Hong Kong prior to the Games.[3]

He returned to competition at the 2016 Rio Paralympics where he won the bronze medal in the Men's High Jump T45-47 with a jump of 1.99m.[1]

He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder coached by Irina Dvoskina.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Aaron Chatman". Rio Paralympics Official site. Retrieved 16 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Australian Paralympic Athletics Team announced". Australian Paralympic Committee News, 2 August 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c "Aaron Chatman Athlete Profile". Australian Paralympic Committee Website. Australian Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Athlete Search Results". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 5 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Goodman honoured with prestigious Paralympic Medal". Athletics Australia. 24 October 2008. Retrieved 17 October 2011. 

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