David Higgins (archer)

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David Higgins
Personal information
Nationality  Australia
Born 1968 (age 48–49)
Bankstown, New South Wales

David Higgins (born 1968) is an Australian Paralympic archery silver medalist. A paraplegic from the Lake Macquarie suburb of Eleebana,[1] he started archery at the age of eleven and two years later he became the first paraplegic in Australia to qualify for a national championship in archery against able-bodied archers.[2] He was Australia's youngest team member at the age of 16 at the 1984 New York/Stoke Mandeville Paralympics. He won a silver medal in the Men's Short Metric Round Team 1A–6 event[1][3] and finished 7th in the Men's Double Advanced Metric Round Paraplegic event.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Young archer wins silver". Paraquad News: 43. July–August 1984. 
  2. ^ "Club History". Newcastle City Archers. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "1984 Australian archery silver medals". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Results for D. L. Higgins from the International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
  5. ^ Advanced Metric Round "1984 Men's Double Advanced Metric Round paraplegic Results" Check |url= value (help). International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 14 August 2012.