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Date of Birth
Culburra Beach, NSW
First Competed for Australia
Being part of the Australian Team for the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships
Playing on the wing on his high school rugby league team which won the regional title
Born into a strong sporting family, it was natural for Mitchell Pink to follow in his parents and siblings’ footsteps on the sporting field. Born with mild cerebral palsy after having his oxygen restricted during birth, Mitchell describes himself as fit, healthy and dedicated to athletics.
Growing up in Culburra on the New South Wales south coast, Mitchell joined Nowra Athletics Club and after three years of persistent training, has improved solidly in the T/F38 national competition. In three years, he has shaved off nearly five seconds in the 400m while improving his long jump by 1.2 metres.
Set to be one of the youngest members of the Australian Team in London, Mitchell is using his hero, the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt, as inspiration when he attempts to make his mark in the 100m, 200m and long jump.
Mitchell qualified for his first Australian team for the 2011 IPC World Championships in Christchurch, where he managed to post a personal best time in the 100m. While in New Zealand, however, Mitchell did manage to walk into a moving car while he was distracted by a pretty girl. Fortunately, he wasn’t hurt and has since continued his preparations for the London 2012 Games.
When he’s not training, like many teenagers, Mitchell enjoys surfing, partying with friends and playing video games. 2012 promises to be an eventful year for Mitchell; he not only stands ready to compete in his first Paralympic Games in London, but is on schedule to complete his year 12 studies shortly afterwards.
Sport & Disciplines
Disciplines: Long jump