Lindsay Sutton

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Lindsay Sutton
310511 - Lindsay Sutton - 3b - 2012 Team processing.jpg
2012 Australian Paralympic Team portrait of Sutton
Personal information
Nationality Australia
Born (1989-10-23) 23 October 1989 (age 27)
Country Australia
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Shot put
Hammer throw

Lindsay Sutton (born 23 October 1989) is an Australian track and field athlete who represented Australia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in athletics.


Sutton is from the Sunshine Coast region of Queensland.[1][2][3] He attended Beerwah State High School.[4] He was awarded the 2004 Caloundra City Australia Day Junior Sports Award.[4][5] In 2007 and 2012, he lived in Mount Mellum.[6][7] In 2009, he had a part-time job working at Suncoast Fitness. He was also working on earning a certificate three in fitness.[3]


Sutton at the 2012 London Paralympics
Sutton at the 2012 London Paralympics

Sutton has an intellectual disability,[3] competing in the F20 class.[8] He is coached by Ian Fenwick.[6] and has held an athletics scholarship with the Queensland Academy of Sport.[3] He set Queensland intellectual disability records in under-14 shotput, under-16 discus and under-16 javelin.[3]

In 2005, Sutton participated in the Australian national championships.[6] In 2006, he participated in the University of Queensland Winter Invitation Meet.[9] In March 2007, he participated in the Australian athletics championships, where he set a world record with a throw of 38.40m.[1] In early 2007 in Gold Coast, Queensland, he threw the hammer 43 plus metres at a practice that did not allow the distance to be counted for the world record.[1] In October 2007, at the 6th INAS-FID World Athletics Championships in Fortaleza, Brazil, he set a world record in the hammer throw of 42.39 metres on his second throw.[1][6] At the same competition, he set a personal best distance of 10.37 metres in the shot put event to finish ninth in the event.[1][6] He was supposed to participate in the javelin throw, but following a 41.65 metre first throw, he withdrew from the event because of an injury to his right elbow.[1][6] Despite the injury, he competed in the discus the day after the javelin event where he threw a personal best of 32.61 metres.[1][6] In 2009, he finished first in the men’s discus at the AWD Australia Athletics Championships.[10] At the 2009 Global Games, he won a gold medal in the hammer throw. In the process, he set two world records in the event. He finished third in the discuss event and fourth in the shot put.[3]

At the 2011 Global Games, he won a pair of gold medals, including one in the hammer throw where he set a world record with a throw of 47.44 metres.[11] He was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in athletics.[2][12]

At the 2012 London Paralympics, he finished sixth in the Men's Shot Put F20 with a best throw of 13.04m.[13] Competing at the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, he finished ninth in the Men's Shot Put with 12.28m.[13] At the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha he finished eighth with 13.10m. The event was won by fellow Australian Todd Hodgetts.[14]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "athletics Gutsy Sutton smashes world mark". Caboolture Shire Herald. Brisbane, Australia. 2 October 2007. p. 55. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Chris Dutton (2012-06-06). "Canberra's Paralympic athletes aim for Games glory". Australian Capital Territory: Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Meyn, Travis (2009-07-21). "Lindsay Sutton hammers Global Games". Sunshine Coast Daily. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  4. ^ a b Outridge, Cameron. "Lloyd Larney named Citizen of the Year". The Range News. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  5. ^ Green, Glenis (27 January 2004). "Governor-General warms to fair dinkum festivities". The Courier Mail. Brisbane, Australia. p. 9. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g 24 September 2007 11:57 AM (2007-09-24). "Hammer smashed records | Sunshine Coast Sport | Local Sports in Sunshine Coast". Sunshine Coast Daily. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  7. ^ "The Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) announced the athletics team for the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre today, during the team’s final training camp on home soil before the Games begin on 29 August". 2XU. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  8. ^ "Queensland Athletics". Queensland Athletics. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  9. ^ "SPORT results". South East Advertiser. Brisbane, Australia. 19 July 2006. p. 103. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "Paralympic Champ shows the way". Australian Paralympic Committee. 2009-03-20. Archived from the original on 9 July 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  11. ^ "Australia tops medal tally at Global Games". Australian Sports Commission. 2011-10-27. Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  12. ^ "Walters sprints for London — Teenager set for Paralympics debut". Canberra Times. Canberra, Australia. 7 June 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  13. ^ a b "Lindsay Sutton". International Paralympic Committee Athletics profies. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  14. ^ "Doha 2015". Athletics Australia News, 23 October 2015. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 

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