Bill Latham (basketball)

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Bill Latham
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Latham warming up before a game
Personal information
Nationality  Australia
Born (1989-10-20) 20 October 1989 (age 27)

Bill Latham (born 20 October 1989) is a wheelchair basketball player from Australia. He was a member of the Australian national team that competed at the 2010 [1][2] and 2014 Wheelchair Basketball World Championships that won gold medals.[3][4] At the 2012 Summer Paralympics he was part of the Australian men's wheelchair team that won silver.[5] In 2016, he was selected for the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Latham at the 2012 London Paralympics

Born on 29 October 1989, Latham lost his left leg below the knee in a tractor accident.

Sporting career[edit]

Latham is a 4.0 wheelchair basketball player. His achievements include silver in the 2012 Paralympics and gold in the 2014 and 2010 World Championships

He was part of the team sent to represent Australia in the 2016 Paralympics where they finished sixth.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Basketball Australia : 2010 WC Team". Basketball Australia. 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Newsletter 2010 July 2010". Australian Athletes With a Disability. July 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Rollers Int History". Basketball Australia. 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Rollers are back to back World Champions". Australian Paralympic Committee News, 14 July 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Men's Wheelchair Basketball results". London 2012 Paralympic Games. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Australian Rollers ready for Rio 2016 revenge". Australian Paralympic Committee. 19 July 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "Hosts shock Rollers to end Rio campaign". Australian Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 

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