Adrian King (basketball)

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Adrian King
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King shoots the ball during competition at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics
Personal information
Full nameAdrian John King
Nationality Australia
Born21 November 1971
Tamworth, New South Wales

Adrian John King, OAM[1] (born 21 November 1971 in Tamworth, New South Wales) [2] is an Australian wheelchair basketball player. He was part of the Australia men's national wheelchair basketball team at the 2000 Sydney, 2004 Athens, and 2008 Beijing Paralympics.[3] He won a silver medal as part of the 2004 team and a gold medal as part of the 2008 team, for which he received a Medal of the Order of Australia.[1][3] He is currently living in Queensland.[4]

Adrian was supposed to compete at a Four-Nation Invitational Tournament in Osnabruk, Germany. He was however unable to compete after undergoing shoulder surgery.[5] Adrian was a member of the Australian Men's Wheelchair Basketball team for the 2009 Rollers World Challenge.[6] In 2009, Sporting Wheelies and Disabled held a four-match wheelchair basketball series with between the Rockwheelers and the national league team, the Brisbane Spinning Bullets. King was part of the winning team, the Brisbane Spinning Bullets, and yet still took the opportunity to assist the Rockwheelers' players in bettering their basketball ability.[7] King competed in the 2011 Frank Ponta Cup as a member of 'Team Gould' with the aim of this tournament being to gain recognition for wheelchair basketball.[8] In 2013, King competed in the National Wheelchair Basketball League (NWBL) for the RSL Queensland Spinning Bullets where his team finished in 3rd place.[9]

In 2013, he was honoured in the Tamworth Regional Olympian Honour Wall.[10] He received this honour for his participation in the 2004 and 2008 Paralympic Games.[10] King ended his Paralympic career with one gold medal and one silver medal both as a member of the Australian Men's Wheelchair Basketball team.

Adrian King is a qualified investment adviser with Gamma Wealth Management where he has over 11 years experience in assisting clients to manage their investments. King specialises in managing clients' financial affairs with a key focus on compensation payments, marital breakdown or deceased estate settlements.[11]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)". ABC News. 27 January 2009. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
  2. ^ Australian Media Guide : 2000 Paralympic Games. Sydney: Australian Paralympic Committee. 2000.
  3. ^ a b "Athlete Search Results". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Paralympic Games Athletes from Queensland 1964–2008". Sporting Wheelies. Archived from the original on 6 October 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2011.
  5. ^ "Rollers depart for key Paralympic warm-up event - National Wheelchair Basketball League (NWBL) - SportsTG". SportsTG. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Wheelchair Sports NSW Annual Report 2009" (PDF). Wheelchair Sports NSW. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  7. ^ Kennedy, Alan (8 July 2009). "Rockwheelers learn from Bullets". The Bulletin. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Frank Ponta Cup | Basketball Australia". basketball.net.au. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Wheelchair Sports NSW| Perth Defeats the Wollongong Roller Hawks in the 2013 National Wheelchair Basketball League Final". wsnsw.org.au. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Tamworth Olympians recognised". ABC News. 2 August 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
  11. ^ "Annual Awards Presentation Dinner" (PDF). 23 November 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2017.