Quick Facts

Disability
Physical Impairment – Right Hemiplegia
Sport
Athletics
How acquired
Brain tumour
Date of Birth
May 14, 1987
Home
Girraween, NSW
Occupation
IT administrator
Started Competing
2010
First Competed for Australia
2013
Games Experience

Rio 2016

Heroes

Dani Samuels and Kim Mickle

Career Highlights

Winning bronze in discus at the 2013 IPC World Championships in Lyon

Bio

Less than a year after Guy Henly first threw a discus, he won gold at the Arafura Games in Darwin, and in 2013 he represented Australia at the IPC World Championships in Lyon, where he nabbed bronze.

When Guy was seven he developed a brain tumour which affected his right side including his vision. He had hoped to pursue a career in tennis for athletes with a disability but after learning he was ineligible, turned his attention towards athletics.

A product of the Australian Paralympic Committee’s Talent Search Program, Guy is coached by former top Australian hammer throwers, Karyne Di Marco and Breanne Clement. He looked a medal chance for Rio after he won silver at the 2015 IPC World Championships in Doha, but placed 4th at the Games, throwing a distance of 51.97m.

As a huge tennis fan, Guy’s favourite sports star is Roger Federer, and like the Swiss champion, he tries to keep a cool head during competition. His pre-competition routine is to take his shoes off before entering the call room, and when he puts them back on, to go left foot first.

Guy completed a TAFE course in Networking – Information Technology, and is now employed as an IT administrator.

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Athletics Disciplines: Discus Classification: F37