George Hucks

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George Hucks
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2000 Australian Paralympic Team portrait of Hucks
Personal information
Nationality  Australia
Born (1968-01-18) 18 January 1968 (age 49)
Port Augusta, South Australia
Action shot of Hucks (right) with the ball during a match at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics
Hucks (left) chases the ball during a match at the 2000 Summer Paralympics

George Hucks (born 18 January 1968)[1] is an Australian wheelchair rugby player. Born in the South Australian town of Port Augusta, he took up wheelchair rugby in 1994 and began playing for the Australian Steelers in 1995.[2] During a practice in Atlanta before the 1996 Summer Paralympics, Hucks, the team's best player, broke his kneecap.[3] He was part of the national team at the 2000 Sydney, 2004 Athens, and 2008 Beijing Paralympics, and won silver medals at the 2000 and 2008 games with the team.[4] He works as a funds officer.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athlete's Profile". Australian Paralympic Committee. Archived from the original on 4 December 2000. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "George Hucks". Australian Athletes with a Disability. Archived from the original on 4 October 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Reed, Ron (1996). "All Blacks Dominate Bledisloe Clash of Crash". Golden days of Atlanta : Xth Paralympic Games Atlanta, Georgia, August 15–25, 1996. Sydney: Australian Paralympic Federation: 70. OCLC 222120061. 
  4. ^ Results for George Hucks from the International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 17 August 2012.