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Acquired brain injury
Date of Birth
First Competed for Australia
2011 Australian Nationals – won a gold and silver medal in the discus and shot put
Beating the national number 1 ranked ID player in tennis in 2010
Prior to June 2010, Guy Henly had never thrown a discus. By May 2011, he had won gold at the Oceania Paralympic Championships as part of the Arafura Games in Darwin. It represents a man on the rise in field athletics.
Towering over his competitors at six foot eight, Henly entered the discus cage at the 2011 Arafura Games in his first ever international competition. He threw a winning distance of 39.07m on the first night of athletics competition. Still, Guy is not satisfied and plans to increase his distance past the 50m barrier.
Guy developed a brain tumour when he was seven, affecting his right side and leading to a loss of vision. With a passion for tennis, Guy had hoped to pursue a career in tennis for athletes with a disability but found he was not eligible as the Paralympic Games only supports wheelchair tennis.
A product of the Australian Paralympic Committee’s Talent Search Program, Guy’s tennis dreams changed when he was introduced to athletics after attending a talent search day in Sydney in 2010. He is now the top shot put and discus thrower in Oceania and has designs on taking home gold at London 2012.
Guy is a huge fan of tennis and his favourite sports star is Roger Federer. Like the Swiss superstar, he plans on keeping a cool head when competition comes to a head in London.
Guy has been training intensely under the tutelage of former top Australian hammer throwers Karyne Di Marco and Breanne Clement in Blacktown in preparation for his first ever Paralympic Games. He hopes it will be the first of many Games experiences.
Sport & Disciplines
Disciplines: Shot put