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Grant Mizens

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Grant Mizens
150611 - Grant Mizens - 3b - 2012 Team processing.jpg
2012 Australian Paralympic Team portrait of Mizens
Personal information
Full name Grant Karlis Mizens
Nationality  Australia
Born 19 April 1977
Sydney, New South Wales

Grant Karlus Mizens, OAM[1] (born 19 April 1977)[2] is an Australian wheelchair basketball player. He was born in Sydney, New South Wales.[3]

Basketball[edit]

Mizens warming up

He is classified as a 2.0 player and plays guard.[2]

National team[edit]

Paralympics[edit]

Mizens at the 2012 London Paralympics

He was part of the Australia men's national wheelchair basketball team [4] that won a silver medal at the 2004 Summer Paralympics,[5] and also part of the team that won a gold medal[6] at the 2008 Summer Paralympics,[5] for which he received a Medal of the Order of Australia. [1] At the 2012 Summer Paralympics he was part of the Australian men's wheelchair team that won silver.[7]

Other competitions[edit]

He was a member of the national team that competed at the 2009 IWBF Asia Oceania Championships.[8] He was a member of the Australia men's national wheelchair basketball team that competed at the 2010 Wheelchair Basketball World Championship [2][9] that won a gold medal.[10]

Club basketball[edit]

Mizens plays club basketball for the West Sydney Razorbacks.[2] In 2010, he was playing club basketball with the Wenty League Wheelkings.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)". ABC News. 27 January 2009. Retrieved 30 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Basketball Australia : 2010 WC Team". Basketball Australia. 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Media guide : Athens 2004 (PDF). Sydney: Australian Paralympic Committee. 2004. 
  4. ^ "Results - ATHENS 2004 Paralympic Games - Wheelchair Basketball - Men". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Basketball Chronology". Basketball Australia. 2010. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  6. ^ McGarry, Andrew (4 September 2008). "Event guide: Wheelchair basketball". ABC. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "Men's Wheelchair Basketball Results". London 2012 Paralympic Games. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "2009 IWBF Asia Oceania Championships". Basketball Victoria. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  9. ^ "Newsletter 2010 July 2010". Australian Athletes With a Disability. July 2010. Archived from the original on 8 April 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  10. ^ "Rollers Int History". Basketball Australia. 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  11. ^ "FOUR NSW TEAM REPRESENTATIVES NAMED IN ROLLERS TEAM TO PLAY ENGLAND" (PDF). New South Wales Basketball. 29 June 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 February 2011. Retrieved 6 November 2011.