Brad Scott (runner)

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Brad Scott
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2016 Australian Paralympic Team portrait of Scott
Personal information
Full nameBradley James Scott
Born (1988-04-15) 15 April 1988 (age 31)
Liverpool, Sydney

Brad Scott (born 15 April 1988) is a Paralympian athlete from Australia competing mainly in category T37 middle distance events. He represented Australia at the three Paralympics - 2008 to 2016 in athletics and won two silver and one bronze medals.[1]


He was born on 15 April 1988 with cerebral palsy - right hemiplegia. He has completed degree in Exercise and Coaching Science at the University of Canberra. After his retirement in November 2016, he was moving back to Bunbury, Western Australia to undertake full-time study in primary education at Edith Cowan University.[2]


Scott at the 2012 London Paralympics

He competed in the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, China just two years after taking up running.[3] There he won a silver medal in the Men's 800 m T37 event and finished fourth in the Men's 200 m T37 event.[4]

At the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand, he won a silver medal in the Men's 800 m T37 and bronze medal in the Men's 4 × 100 m relay T35–38.[5]

Scott at the 2012 London Paralympics

In 2011, he received a sport achievement award from the Australian Institute of Sport[6] and was training at the AIS in preparation for the 2012 Summer Paralympics.[7]

At the 2012 Summer Paralympics Scott won a silver medal in the Men's 1500 m T37 and a bronze medal in the Men's 800 m T37.[4] At the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France, he won a silver medal in the Men's 800 m T37.

Whilst at the Australian Institute of Sport, he was coached by Irina Dvoskina.[3][8] After the 2012 Summer Paralympics, he returned to Perth and is being coached by Lyn Foreman.

At the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, he won the silver medal in the Men's 1500 m T57 in a time of 4:21.12.[9]

At the 2016 Rio Paralympics, Scott finished fifth in the Men's 1500 m T37.[10] At his media interview at the Rio Games, Scott said " To all those kids back home with a disability – the disability doesn’t have to be your excuse; it can be your greatest opportunity.". Scott announced his retirement from competitive athletics in November 2016.[2]


  1. ^ "Australian Paralympic Athletics Team announced". Australian Paralympic Committee News, 2 August 2016. Archived from the original on 29 August 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Multiple Paralympic medallist Brad Scott announces his retirement". Australian Paralympic Committee website. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Brad Scott - Athlete Profile". Australian Paralympic Committee Website. Australian Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 11 March 2012.
  4. ^ a b Results for Brad Scott from the International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 6 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Outstanding success for Paralympic athletes at world championships". Australian Sports Commission AIS News, 15 February 2011. Australian Sports Commission. Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 11 March 2012.
  6. ^ "Sport Achievement Awards". Australian Institute of Sport. 2011. Archived from the original on 3 March 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2012.
  7. ^ Dutton, Chris (26 November 2011). "Canberrans Chase Olympic Dreams". Canberra Times. Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. pp. 10–12.
  8. ^ "Goodman honoured with prestigious Paralympic Medal". Athletics Australia. 24 October 2008. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  9. ^ "Doha 2015". Athletics Australia website. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  10. ^ "Brad Scott". Rio Paralympics Official site. Retrieved 14 November 2016.

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