Tim Sullivan (athlete)

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Tim Sullivan
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2012 Australian Paralympic Team portrait of Sullivan
Personal information
Born 16 September 1975
Action shot of Sullivan winning gold in the 200 m T38 at the 2000 Summer Paralympics
Sullivan shown on the gold medal podium at the 2000 Summer Paralympics. He won five gold medals at these games.
Sullivan at the 2012 London Paralympics

Timothy ("Tim") Francis Sullivan, OAM[1] (born 16 September 1975)[2] is an Australian athlete who has won ten[3] gold medals at the Paralympic Games.[4] This includes five gold medals at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney (T38 200m; T38 100m; T38 400m; T38 4X400m relay; T38 4X100m relay),[5] for which he received a Medal of the Order of Australia,[1] and four gold medals at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, in the T38 100m, 200m and 400m events, and as a member of the men’s 4 × 100 m Relay team.[6]

In October 2004, he was named “Paralympian of the Year” by the Australian Paralympic Committee.[6]

He represented Australia again at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing,[4] where he won a gold medal in the men's 4 × 100 m T35-38 and also at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London.[2]

He held the Australian record for the highest gold medal count until being surpassed by Matthew Cowdrey in 2012.[7]

He did not medal at the 2012 Games.[8]

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  1. ^ a b "Sullivan, Timothy Francis, OAM". It's an Honour. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Tim Sullivan". Australian Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Results for Timothy Sullivan from the International Paralympic Committee
  4. ^ a b "Aussie Paralympic athletics squad named", The Age, 1 July 2008
  5. ^ "A look back at the Sydney Olympics and Paralympics", Australian Bureau of Statistics
  6. ^ a b "Sullivan Wins Prestigious Award Down Under", International Paralympic Committee, 1 November 2004
  7. ^ Foreman, Glenn (6 September 2012). "Matt Cowdrey becomes Australia's greatest Paralympian with 11th gold medal". News Limited Network. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Tim Sullivan - Events and results". london2012.com. Retrieved 16 September 2012.