Shaun Norris

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Quick Facts

Disability
Incomplete paraplegia
How acquired
Car accident
Date of Birth
Tue, 02/04/1985
Home
Alexander Heights, WA
Occupation
Athlete, student
Started Competing
1995
First Competed for Australia
2000
Games Experience
Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012
Heroes
Chicago Bulls player Derrick Rose
Career Highlights
Winning the gold medal in Beijing, winning silver in London 2012
Greatest Moment
Winning the gold medal at the 2010 World Championships - the first time an Australian team has won the event

Bio

Shaun Norris may appear to be a charming baby-faced individual. But underneath his relaxed demeanor is a driven athlete determined to succeed.

After a car accident resulted in paraplegia when he was four, Shaun has enjoyed an illustrious career as a member of the Australian men’s wheelchair basketball team. After losing the spot on the gold medal podium to Canada in 2004, Shaun was determined not to repeat history in Beijing. The Australian team pushed themselves hard in Beijing and won gold, defeating Canada 72-60.

In a fascinating Paralympic battle with Canada, the tables turned away from the Australians again in London, with the Rollers losing the gold medal to Canada to come away with silver instead. Shaun played outstandingly in London, notching up 44 points to become Australia’s second highest point scorer behind Justin Eveson.

Shaun has been part of every Rollers team since 2004 and has played a key role in the team’s 2010 World Championships win, as well as the 2009 IWBF Asia Oceania Championships, 2009 Rollers World Challenge and 2009 Paralympic World Cup and 2011 IWBF Asia Oceania Championships – all of which resulted in the Rollers winning gold.

Off the court, Shaun enjoys playing video games and watching television, listing Family Guy as his favorite TV show. A motor sports enthusiast, Shaun loves to watch car racing and participates in go-carting as a hobby. The West Australian is an IT expert and has completed a degree at the Australian Institute of Commerce and Technology.


Sport & Disciplines

Sport: Wheelchair Basketball
Classification: 3.0