Quick Facts

Disability
Physical Impairment – Incomplete quadriplegia
Sport
Shooting
How acquired
Accident playing football
Date of Birth
February 3, 1980
Home
Fingal, VIC
Occupation
Athlete
Started Competing
2007
First Competed for Australia
2009
Games Experience

London 2012, Rio 2016

Heroes

Michael Jordan

Career Highlights

Equalling the 10m air rifle prone world record at the 2010 IPC World Shooting Championships in Zagreb, Croatia

Greatest Moment

Kerryn McCann winning gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne

Bio

In 1999 Aussie Rules player Luke Cain was involved in a horror on-field collision causing quadriplegia.

After learning to adapt to life in a wheelchair, he began researching his options in Para-sport and discovered shooting. Already with experience handling firearms, it didn’t take Luke long to learn air rifle shooting, and he made his international debut in 2009 at the ISSF World Cup in Changwon, South Korea.

The following year he equalled the 10m air rifle prone world record at the 2010 IPC World Shooting Championships in Zagreb, Croatia, and in 2011 he won gold in the 10m air rifle standing and prone team events with Bradley Mark and Jason Maroney at the IPC Shooting World Cup at Fort Benning, the United States.

Unfortunately, Luke didn’t shoot to form in his Paralympic debut, placing 27th in the air rifle standing and 28th in the air rifle prone, and although he was determined to use the experience to achieve better results in Rio, there he placed 26th in the air rifle standing and 33rd in the air rifle prone.

Luke trains in a custom-built range and credits his mum, Yvonne, with helping him to achieve his dreams.

Outside of training and competition, he likes to spend time outdoors; he used to waterski, wakeboard and kneeboard, but now enjoys fishing and camping.

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Shooting Disciplines: 10m air rifle prone Classification: SH2
  • Sport: Shooting Disciplines: 10m air rifle standing Classification: SH2