2000 Australian Paralympic Team portrait of Trappett
|Full name||Geoffrey Douglas Trappett|
18 September 1979 |
Geoffrey ("Geoff") Douglas Trappett, OAM (born 18 September 1979) is an Australian Paralympic athlete. He was born in Brisbane with spina bifida. In 1999, he won two gold medals and broke two national records in the Men's 100 m and 200 m events, at the National Championships in Canberra and the Metro Challenge in Toronto, respectively. At the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, he won a gold medal in the Men's 100 m T54 event, for which he received a Medal of the Order of Australia,and a silver medal in the Men's 4x100 m T54 event. He was coached by Brett Jones in the twelve months before the 2000 Paralympics.
In 2003 at an event in Canberra, he set a world record in the 100 m sprint; however he disqualified himself because he had made a false start that no-one else had noticed. Two weeks later he ran the same event in the Gold Coast in a world-record time of 13.99 seconds. At the 2004 Athens Paralympics, he won a silver medal in the Men's 4x100 m T53–54 event.
In 2009, he was one of the first 150 people to be added to the Queensland Sport Hall of Fame.
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