Quick Facts

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

Rio 2016


Dani Samuels and Kim Mickle

Career Highlights

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


Prior to June 2010, Guy Henly had never thrown a discus.  Less than a year later 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 loss of vision. He had hoped to pursue a career in tennis for athletes with a disability but after learning he was ineligible, set his sights on athletics. . Instead, after attending a talent search day in Sydney in 2010, he set his sights on 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 just missed out on qualification for London 2012, which only made him more determined to be selected for Rio 2016.

Guy looked a medal chance for Rio following his performance at the 2015 IPC World Championships in Doha, where he won silver. Unfortunately, he 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.

After completing a course in Networking – Information Technology at TAFE, Guy found employment as an IT administrator.

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Athletics Disciplines: Discus Classification: F37