Bill Mather-Brown

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Bill Mather-Brown
Personal information
Full name William Edgar Mather-Brown
Nationality  Australia
Born 14 April 1936

William "Bill" Edgar Mather-Brown[1] (born 14 April 1936) is an Australian Paralympian. He was born in the Western Australian city of Fremantle in 1936. He contracted polio in 1938 aged 2 in the town of Agnew in the Goldfields, Northeast of Kalgoorlie. He spent 2 years in the Kalgoorlie Hospital before moving back to Perth. He has always been interested in sport and joined wheelchair sports in 1955. He went to the Stoke Mandeville games in 1957 and competed in several sports. At the 1960 Rome Paralympics, he won a silver medal in Men's Class B table tennis with Bruno Moretti and participated in the Australia men's national wheelchair basketball team.[2][3] At the 1964 Tokyo Paralympics, he participated in wheelchair fencing as part of the Men's Épée Team.[2] At the 1968 Tel Aviv Paralympics, he won a silver medal in the Men's Slalom A event and participated in swimming, table tennis and wheelchair basketball events.[2][3]

In 2000, he received an Australian Sports Medal as a "basketball Paralympian - Captain/Coach since 1957".[4] In 2001, he received a Centenary Medal "for service to the community through disabled and wheelchair sports".[1]


  1. ^ a b "Mather-Brown, William Edgar: Centenary Medal". It's an Honour. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Athlete Search Results". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Labanowich, Stan; Thiboutot, Armand. "Team Rosters:Paralympic Games (Men) 1960–1980" (PDF). Wheelchairs Can Jump. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Mather-Brown, William". It's an Honour. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 


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