Richard Colman

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Richard Colman
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Colman showing the silver medal he won in the 400 m at the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships
Personal information
Born 28 November 1984
Stavanger, Norway

Richard Andrew Colman OAM[1] (born 28 November 1984 in Stavanger, Norway)[2] is an Australian Paralympic athlete, competing mainly in category T53 sprint events. He was born with spina bifida.[2] He represented Australia at the four Paralympics - 2004 to 2016.[3]

Paralympics[edit]

Colman at the 2012 London Paralympics

Colman competed at the 2004 Athens Paralympics, where he won a gold medal in the men's 800 m – T53 event,[4] for which he received a Medal of the Order of Australia,[1] a silver medal in the men's 4 x 100 m relay – T53–54 event,[4] went out in the first round of the men's 100 m – T53 event,[5] finished seventh in the men's 200 m – T53 event,[6] finished sixth in the men's 400 m – T53 event,[7] went out in the first round of the men's 4 x 400 m relay – T53-54 event.[8]

He also competed at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, where he won a silver medal in the men's 200 m – T53 event,[4] a bronze medal in the men's 400 m – T53 event,[4] was disqualified in the men's 4 x 100 m relay – T53-54 event[9] and finished fourth in the men's 800 m – T53 event.[10]

At the 2012 London Paralympics, he won a gold medal in the Men's 800 m T53 event and two bronze medals in the Men's 400 m T53 and Men's 4x400 m T53/54 events;,[4] he also came seventh in the Men's 200 m T53- event.[11]

At the 2016 Rio Paralympics, he finished 12th ranked in Men's 400 m T53 heats and 8th in the Men's 800 m T53 heats and did not advance to the finals. [12]

Commonwealth Games[edit]

Colman won a silver medal in the 1500 m T54 at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games and came fourth in the same event at the 2014 competition.[13][14]

IPC Athletics World Championships[edit]

Colman has competed at four IPC Athletics World Championships. In 2002, he won a bronze medal in the Men's 400 m T53. In 2006, he won a bronze medal in the Men's 800 m T53. At the 2011 Championships, he won a gold medal in the Men's s 800m T53 and a silver medal in the Men's 400 m T53. At the 2013 Championships in Lyon, France, he won bronze medals in the Men's 800m and 1500m T53 events.[15][16] He was selected to compete at the 2015 Championships in Doha but withdrew from the competition.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Colman, Richard Andrew, OAM". It's an Honour. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Richard Colman". Australian Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Australian Paralympic Athletics Team announced". Australian Paralympic Committee News, 2 August 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Results". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "2004: Men's 100 m T53". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "2004: Men's 200 m T53". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "2004: Men's 400 m T53". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  8. ^ "2004: Men's 4x400 m T53-54". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  9. ^ "2008: Men's 4x100 m T53/54". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  10. ^ "2008: Men's 800 m T53". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  11. ^ "2012: Men's 200 m T53". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  12. ^ "Richard Colman". Rio Paralympics Official site. Retrieved 14 November 2016. 
  13. ^ "Fabulous Fearnley wins gold". ABC News. 11 October 2010. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  14. ^ "Angela Ballard wins para-1500m gold, Kurt Fearnley claims silver". ABC News. 1 August 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  15. ^ "#IPC13: Medal rush continues for Australian Flame in Lyon". Athletics Australia News,. 22 July 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "Evan O'Hanlon claims second gold medal at the IPC World Athletics Championships". News Limited Network. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 20 Oct 2016. 
  17. ^ "Doha 2015". Athletics Australia News, 10 September 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 

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