Graeme Martin

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Graeme Martin
150600 - Graeme Martin - 3a - 2000 Sydney media guide scan.jpg
2000 Australian Paralympic Team portrait of Martin
Personal information
Full name Graeme Martin
Nationality  Australia
Born 11 March 1949
Perth, Western Australia
Close up of Australian sonar class sailors Graeme Martin, Jamie Dunross and Noel Robins sailing in the Sydney Harbour during competition at the 2000 Summer Paralympics

Graeme Martin, OAM[1] is an Australian Paralympic sailor.

Biography[edit]

Martin was born on 11 March 1949 in Perth, Western Australia. Formerly a firefighter, his left leg was amputated after an accident that occurred while he was fighting a fire caused by arson at a winery in the Perth suburb of Caversham.[2] In 2000, he won the North American championship for disabled persons in St. Petersburg, Florida with Noel Robins and Jamie Dunross, in preparation for the 2000 Sydney Games.[2] At the games, he won a gold medal with Robins and Dunross in the Mixed Three Person Sonar event,[3][4] for which he received a Medal of the Order of Australia.[1] At the 2008 Beijing Games, he won a bronze medal in the Mixed Three Person Sonar event.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Martin, Graeme, OAM". It's an Honour. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Smith, Neil (23 July 2000). "WA trio go for gold". The Sunday Times. p. 81. 
  3. ^ a b "Athlete Search Results". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Lulham, Amanda (28 October 2000). "Age no barrier for former America's Cup Skipper". The Courier-Mail. p. 38.