Marty Mayberry

Marty Mayberry

Quick Facts

Disability
Double below knee amputee
How acquired
Meningococcal
Date of Birth
Sun, 09/02/1986
Home
Camperdown, NSW
Started Competing
2004
First Competed for Australia
2005
Best World Rank
2007 World Cup gold in slalom and 2008 World Cup bronze
Games Experience
Torino 2006
Heroes
His father
Career Highlights
Winning gold at the 2007 World Cup and watching teammate Tony Kane win bronze in Torino 2006
Greatest Moment
Gold at 2007 World Cup

Bio

Marty Mayberry loves travelling, his family and his mum’s cooking. He also loves skiing and is aiming to represent Australia at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Paralympic Games.
Marty first represented Australia in 2005 at the European Cup Finals and followed this up with the Torino Winter Paralympics. He describes walking into the Opening Ceremony with the Australian team as his proudest moment and is looking forward to doing it again in Vancouver. In 2007 he won a gold medal in the slalom at the World Cup and in 2008 won a bronze medal in the same event.

After contracting meningococcal when he was 16, Marty fell into a coma for two weeks and had both his lower legs amputated. He lives by Ghandi’s quote “be the change you want to see in the world” and is currently completing a health science degree. He hopes to study medicine and become a doctor so he can make a positive contribution to society.

He believes his father has been the most influential person in his career and also admires Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham’s tenacity and Olympic cyclist Anna Meares for her courage in overcoming injury and returning to her sport.

Marty, who describes himself as driven and passionate is now aiming for gold in all of his events in Vancouver.

Sport & Disciplines

Sport: Alpine Skiing
Disciplines: Downhill
Classification: LW3-1
Sport: Alpine Skiing
Disciplines: Giant slalom
Classification: LW3-1
Sport: Alpine Skiing
Disciplines: Slalom
Classification: LW3-1
Sport: Alpine Skiing
Disciplines: Super G
Classification: LW3-1
Sport: Alpine Skiing
Disciplines: Super Combined
Classification: LW3-1