Cameron Carr (wheelchair rugby)

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Cameron Carr
310511 - Cameron Carr - 3b - 2012 Team processing.jpg
2012 Australian Paralympic Team portrait of Carr
Personal information
Born 13 August 1977
Sport
Country  Australia
Sport Wheelchair rugby
Disability class 2.0
Updated on 25 July 2016.

Cameron Carr, OAM is an Australian Paralympic wheelchair rugby player. He has won a silver medal at the 2008 Paralympics and gold medals at the 2012 and 2016 Paralympics. [1]

Biography[edit]

Carr at the 2012 London Paralympics
Carr being interviewed on behalf of his team after winning the Australian 2012 Team of the Year

Cameron Michael Carr was born on 13 August 1977, and lives in Brisbane, Queensland.[2][3] His father is Norm Carr, Queensland rugby league State of Origin representative.[4] At 19 years old, Carr just signed a contract with the Sydney Roosters. The weekend before moving to Sydney, Carr was involved in a motor vehicle collision when a friend driving him home from a 21st birthday fell asleep at the wheel. His neck was broken as a result of the crash.[5]

He first competed in wheelchair rugby in 2003 and was selected for Australia in 2005.[4][5] He won a silver medal at the 2008 Paralympics and a gold medal at the 2012 Paralympics.[6] He was a member of the Steelers team that won silver medal at the 2010 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships and a gold medal at the 2014 World Championships,[7] and the team that retained its gold medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics after defeating the United States 59–58 in the final.[8]

Carr was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in the 2014 Australia Day Honours "for service to sport as a Gold Medallist at the London 2012 Paralympic Games."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Steelers aim to maintain their reign in Rio". Australian Paralympic Committee News. 25 July 2016. Archived from the original on 29 August 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Paul Smeaton (31 December 2011). "Carr eyes gold | Ipswich Sport | Surfing, Rugby, Soccer, Football, Cricket in Ipswich | Ipswich Queensland Times". Qt.com.au. Archived from the original on 4 February 2014. Retrieved 4 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Australia Day honours list 2014: in full". Daily Telegraph. 26 January 2014. Archived from the original on 27 January 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "How quad rugby got Carr on road to recovery after smash that nearly killed him". Sydney Morning Herald. 21 May 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Cameron Carr Profile". Australian Paralympic Committee website. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Cameron Carr (QLD)". Australian Athletes with a Disability. 
  7. ^ "Australia wins first ever IWRF World Championship". Australian Paralympic Committee News. 11 August 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  8. ^ Lees, Chris (19 September 2016). "Steelers double up with Paralympics gold". Sunshine Coast Daily. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 

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