Quick Facts

Disability
Physical Impairment – Incomplete paraplegia
Sport
Triathlon
How acquired
Transverse myelitis
Date of Birth
July 14, 1987
Home
Auchenflower, QLD
Occupation
Digital communications manager
Started Competing
2013
First Competed for Australia
2013
Games Experience

Rio 2016

Career Highlights

Being selected to represent Australia at the 2013 ITU World Triathlon Series in London, England

Greatest Moment

Placing ninth at the 2014 ITU World Triathlon Series in Edmonton, Canada

Bio

Nic Beveridge was 17-years-old when he woke one morning to discover he was completely paralysed from the waist down. Diagnosed with transverse myelitis, a neurological disorder characterised by the inflammation of the spinal cord, it was several weeks before Nic began regaining movement in his legs. Though he is now able to stand for short periods of time, doctors are still at a loss as to the cause of his disorder.

Once a dominant presence on the cross country track, in the pool and on the hockey field, it wasn’t until a stint in hospital during the London 2012 Paralympic Games that Nic began researching his options in Para-sport. Inspired by five-time Para-triathlon world champion Bill Chaffey, Nic contacted Triathlon Queensland and was classified.

He made his international debut in 2013 at the ITU World Triathlon Series in London, England. Although disappointed with his 17th place finish, the Championships were the first time he met Bill in person and remain one of the highlights of his career. On arrival home from London, Nic says that he could name Australian teammates Bill, Brant Garvey and Justin Godfrey among his closest friends.

Coached by Vince Kelly and determined to qualify for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, where Para-triathlon would make its debut, Nic placed ninth at the ITU World Triathlon Series in Edmonton, Canada the following year, ninth in 2015 and 11th in 2016.

Making his Paralympic Games debut in Rio, Nic finished ninth in a field of 10 after placing seventh in the swim leg and dropping to last during the cycle.

Outside of training and competition, Nic loves to travel and is embracing the opportunities he has to see the world through sport.

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Triathlon Classification: PTHC1